Michelle S. Strowhiro is an employment advisor and litigator. She co-leads McDermott’s COVID-19 Employment Task Force and advises clients on pandemic response and preparedness.

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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

Insights & Events / Media

Webinar / McDermott Event / April 14, 2020

International Law Office / March 18, 2020

Resource Centers / March 2020