Claire M. Lesikar represents companies in employment matters that include complex wage and hour class actions, representative actions brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, workplace discrimination and retaliation, and wrongful termination. In addition to her litigation practice, Claire counsels businesses on employment issues including leaves of absence, disability accommodation, discrimination and harassment, disciplinary matters, layoffs, employment agreements, wage and hour compliance, and employee handbooks and policies. Claire also handles employment-related aspects of mergers, acquisitions, investments, and joint venture transactions.
Claire is the Vice Chair of the firm’s Silicon Valley Pro Bono Committee. Claire also serves on the firm’s Silicon Valley Hiring Committee and ML Well Global Working Group.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2016, J.D., magna cum laude
University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011, B.A., Politics, cum laude
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of California
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
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)