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Andrea L. Fellion

Associate San Francisco

Andrea Fellion has focused her career on employment law and represents employers in administrative investigations, hearings, and litigation. Ms. Fellion has extensive experience meeting client needs both in and outside of the courtroom. She consistently works towards early resolution of all claims, and has won summary judgment on numerous high-value complaints. When early resolution is not possible, Ms. Fellion has used strategic litigation to reach reasonable settlements and has successfully tried sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims.

Ms. Fellion’s practice covers a wide range of employment issues. She provides advice and counsel on topics including disability accommodation and leave, wage and hour, wage statements, compliance with local ordinances, as well as written policies and best practices to avoid employee complaints and litigation. Ms. Fellion has successfully litigated single plaintiff, class, and California Private Attorney General Act claims and has brought and defended trade secret and non-competition actions. Ms. Fellion also frequently presents on new and emerging areas of law to in-house counsel and Human Resources professionals.


Experience

  • (2017) Won motion to compel arbitration of sexual orientation discrimination claim resulting in immediate nuisance value settlement
  • (2017) Secured favorable settlement of problematic Private Attorney General Act claim following eight-figure demand
  • (2017) Resolved multi-plaintiff sexual orientation discrimination complaint despite detrimental comparator evidence
  • (2016) Secured reduction of Department of Labor demand from six to four figures
  • (2016) Won preliminary injunction and secured stipulated injunction regarding trade secret claim
  • (2016) Secured favorable settlement of non-competition litigation regarding transient employee
  • (2016) Resolved trade secret claims regarding two high-level former employees
  • (2016) Cured wage statement issues and subsequently secured reasonable settlement of Private Attorney General Act and wrongful termination claims
  • (2015) Secured four-figure settlement in a sexual orientation / HIV discrimination claim against Fortune 500 Company
  • (2015) Secured dismissal with prejudice of disability discrimination and harassment arbitration
  • (2014) Secured favorable settlement of problematic disability accommodation complaint prior to discovery
  • (2013) Claimant withdrew all claims immediately after administrative hearing
  • (2013) Secured favorable settlement of damaging sex harassment and assault claims prior to filing of public complaint
  • (2013) Secured denial of administrative vacation wage claim
  • (2012) Second-chair wage and hour jury trial; secured favorable settlement prior to verdict
  • (2012) Second-chair wrongful termination in violation of public policy/whistleblower jury trial; $500,000 verdict (represented plaintiff)
  • (2010) Secured summary judgment of multimillion-dollar action
  • (2010) Presented plaintiff's claims to mock jury; secured 13.1 million dollar "verdict"
  • (2010) Third-chair sexual harassment and constructive termination jury trial; $4.2 million verdict (represented plaintiff)

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • San Francisco Bar Associations Barrister's Club, Employment Law Section
  • Northern California Human Resources Association

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