Lori Bowman has 30 years of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has represented employers in hundreds of state and federal employment litigation cases, including numerous wage and hour class actions and discrimination and wrongful termination cases. She has defended employers in employment and labor arbitrations and before California and federal administrative agencies including the DOL, DLSE, EEOC, DFEH and NLRB. Lori counsels employers in all areas of labor and employment law including policies and procedures and litigation avoidance. She also conducts audits, training, and investigations of employee misconduct and frequently lectures on employment law issues.
Recent representations include: representation of companies in entertainment, insurance, gaming, uniform rental, hospitality and retail industries in wage and hour class actions; high profile sexual harassment investigations in entertainment industry; representation of large health care company in collective action before the DOL; representation of employers in several industries including medical devices, beverage, retail, oil, financial, entertainment and education in discrimination and wrongful termination cases.
Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Lori was the partner in charge of the employment law practice in the Los Angeles office of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe.