Lori A. Bowman

Shareholder Los Angeles

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.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member of Executive Committee of Labor Section)


  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Life Is Better at the Beach? Surfing California's Latest Employment Developments'' - La Quinta - November 08, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Welcome to the Golden State—for Wage and Hour Plaintiffs!'' - San Diego - May 04, 2017
  • ACC Annual Meeting - ''A Seismic Shift: Understanding the Changing Legal Landscape on LGBT Issues'' - Los Angeles - October 29, 2013

Published Works



Media Quotes

September 2013 - Association of Corporate Counsel - "HR Investigations and the Preservation of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Context of the Faragher Defense"
September 2012 - Associate of Corporate Counsel - "Growing up in the Spotlight: A 50 State Survey of the Employer’s Duties When Employing Child Performers"
February 2012 - Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law - "Taking the High Road: The Healthcare Provider’s Duty to Accommodate Employees’ Medical Marijuana Use"