Elena R. Baca

Elena Baca is chair of Paul Hastings Los Angeles office and a partner in the Employment Law practice.

Ms. Baca is recognized as a leading trial lawyer by many noted publications. She has been consistently ranked by Chambers USA and the Legal 500 as one of the top employment defense lawyers in California. Chambers USA has noted that her “litigation track record and outstanding trial victories stand out in the legal marketplace, due to both her sheer volume of wins and the ways in which these decisions are helping to shape future employment and labor law, particularly in California.” Ms. Baca has also been selected continuously since 2006 as one of the Best Lawyers in America in employment law and repeatedly named as one of California’s “Top 75 Women Litigators” and as one of California’s “Top Labor and Employment Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

An experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Baca has established an impressive record of defense verdicts and arbitration wins representing a wide variety of corporate clients. Her litigation practice is primarily focused on employment related issues, such as wage and hour, employee mobility, and whistleblower issues. She is considered a “go-to” employment lawyer for many large employers with contentious high-stakes class action claims and is frequently called upon to turn around cases that have been mishandled by other law firms. Her clients include financial institutions, major manufacturers, medical technology companies, and leading consumer brands.

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Areas of Practice 1) Employment Law, 2) Employment Litigation, 3) Litigation and 4) Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
Law School Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1992
Education Arizona State University, B.S., 1988
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Paul Hastings LLP
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