Spencer C. Skeen

Shareholder || San Diego

Mr. Skeen is a shareholder in the San Diego office. He founded the office and served as its initial Managing Shareholder. He devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of companies and institutions of higher education in bet-the-company litigation. Mr. Skeen has represented private companies, nonprofit institutions and publicly traded employers in hundreds of class and representative actions, including claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. He has also defended clients in high stakes business and real estate litigation, lawsuits alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, disability access, noncompete, royalty, copyright and trade secret claims. Mr. Skeen’s clients include institutions of higher education, staffing agencies/PEOs/ASOs, as well as businesses in the food and beverage, retail, healthcare, aviation, transportation, financial services, and gaming industries. He has also represented non-profit trade associations and governmental entities.

Mr. Skeen lectures frequently on California employment law topics. He has been recognized as one of California’s leading employment lawyers multiple times as a Super Lawyer by the publishers of San Diego Super Lawyers magazine, a recognition based on peer reviews and professional achievement limited to five percent of all California lawyers. Mr. Skeen has also received numerous peer review awards including his repeated selection as a “Top Attorney” in the labor and employment category in the San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys publication.

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Mr. Skeen has served as lead defense counsel in significant California and nationwide class actions. Recent results include:

Mr. Skeen has also served as lead defense counsel in significant representative and/or PAGA actions. Recent results include:

Mr. Skeen was also the lead trial attorney in the following matters:

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • San Diego County Bar Association (Former Co-Chair Employment Section)
  • Board Member, San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • American Bar Association (Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee)
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of California (Employment Law Section)

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