Aimee Mackay provides litigation defense, advice, and counsel to companies in all aspects of employment law. She represents employers in US state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before federal and state administrative agencies. Aimee focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions, including representative actions brought under California’s unique Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has also defended employers in single-plaintiff wrongful termination and discrimination claims, and investigated workplace conduct. Aimee’s counseling includes wage and hour compliance, employee discipline and termination, workplace restructuring, hiring and termination documentation, and personnel policies and procedures.
Aimee has defeated class certification in high-stakes class actions, and obtained dismissals of class claims by enforcing arbitration agreements with class, collective, and representative action waivers. Aimee also defends employers in single-plaintiff claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, and disability discrimination, including those brought under Title VII, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other statutes. She also represents employers at the post-trial and appellate stages of class action and single-plaintiff actions, in state and federal court.
Aimee defends and advises clients in a range of industries including retail, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, telecommunications, and food service. She performs audits of employers’ compliance with California’s complex employment laws, and counsels on workforce restructuring and individual employment issues.
Aimee litigates before Superior Courts throughout California, the California Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of California, all federal District Courts in California, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the US Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Aimee was a senior associate at another international law firm where she was active in the firm’s pro bono and recruiting and mentoring programs.
Northwestern University School of Law, 2002, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
University of California, San Diego, 1998, B.A., Independent Study: Ethics, Law & Society, Dean’s List
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the District of Arizona
Clerkship to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2002 - 2003)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2019)