Michelle S. Strowhiro is an employment advisor and litigator. She provides trusted counsel to US and international companies on all aspects of employment law compliance. Michelle partners with clients to establish and maintain their strong and lawful employment policies and practices; manage their employee relationships from hire to termination; conduct workplace investigations; administer leaves and other workplace accommodations; and resolve disputes. She provides manager and employee trainings on management and sexual harassment. She regularly prepares and negotiates agreements, and advises companies on employment law issues for mergers and acquisitions. Michelle works with clients in the technology, fashion, food and restaurant, health care, sports, media and entertainment industries.

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  • Defended major retailer in a putative class action brought by its managers who alleged misclassification and wage-and-hour violations on behalf of a statewide class; achieved victory for employer with a preemptive motion to bar class certification, with the win upheld on appeal to the California Court of Appeal*
  • Represented global sports and entertainment agency in contract dispute litigation with former employees and competitor; succeeded on summary judgment for agency, winning judgment on significant unpaid fees and affirming enforceability of contractual arrangement that shapes the industry*
  • Defended national technology company in numerous individual and class complaints in pre-litigation, in administrative proceedings and in court; consistently achieved dismissals, judgments in company’s favor and aggressively low settlements*

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  • One Justice, volunteer
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Clinic, volunteer


Loyola Law School – Los Angeles, JD, 2010
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, with honors, 2007


Michelle S. Strowhiro

Michelle S. Strowhiro

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