Spencer C. Skeen

Shareholder || San Diego

Spencer 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. Spencer 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 defends all types of employment litigation including cases alleging age discrimination, racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, gender discrimination, gender identity discrimination, religious discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge in violation of public policy, disability access, noncompete, and trade secret claims. He has also defended clients in high stakes business and real estate litigation. Spencer’s clients include publicly traded companies, private companies, institutions of higher education, as well as businesses in the food and beverage, retail, healthcare, aviation, transportation, trucking, logistics, financial services, and gaming industries. He has also represented non-profit trade associations and governmental entities.

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

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

Spencer was also the lead trial attorney in the following matters:


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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