Laurie A. Baddon - McDermott Will & Emery


Laurie A. Baddon focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She defends employers in all stages of employment litigation including in class action and single plaintiff wage and hour lawsuits and in harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, misclassification, and breach of contract claims. She advocates for clients in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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  • Obtained complete defense ruling in arbitration for a global entertainment company where a former employee sued for fraud and rescission of a severance agreement and national origin discrimination*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.


  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2024


Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, JD, 2014
University of San Diego, Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude, 2010

US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California