Barbara J. Miller handles complex employment litigation for a range of clients, particularly in the retail, technology, financial services, and energy industries. She defends wage and hour class actions as well as a broad range of other employment disputes, from those involving employee proprietary information to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblowing. Barbara also provides counsel and internal training on a range of workplace issues including wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, workforce change, and tailoring incentive plans to meet both business needs and California’s technical wage laws.
Barbara teams with clients on addressing novel employment situations and adapting policies and processes to comply with California’s ever-changing legal landscape. Barbara lectures frequently on a variety of employment law topics, and endeavors to keep clients up to date through regular briefings, trainings, and seminars regarding new employment laws and developments, including wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, harassment prevention, and protection of proprietary information.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Barbara worked at another international law firm based in Orange County, where she represented private employers in labor and employment law.
Stanford University, 1989, B.S.
University of Kentucky College of Law, 1992, J.D., With High Distinction
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Labor & Employment, California, Chambers USA (2018–2021)
Recommended, Labor and employment - Labor and employment litigation disputes (including collective actions): defense, The Legal 500 US (2017–2021)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2017–2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Recognized, California’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers, The Daily Journal (2015, 2020)
Finalist, The Recorder’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2013)