Tracie Childs focuses her practice on defending national employers against class, representative and collective actions. She also has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies, for profit and non-profit organizations, public, and quasi-public entities, in defense of various complex labor and employment issues. She handles litigated matters from inception to verdict, and has jury trial experience in the following areas: wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, breach of employment contract, whistleblower, qui tam/False Claims Act, corporate D&O disputes, wage & hour class actions, and Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) claims. Ms. Childs’ practice also includes counseling of employers regarding employment practices, including terminations, leave issues, wage & hour disputes, discrimination, and ADA and FEHA claims, among others.
Ms. Childs defends employers against class, representative and collective actions throughout California in both state and federal district courts. She has represented a wide array of employers in defending class actions and complex employment practices issues including large national retail companies, medical groups, healthcare companies, biotech firms, and government contractors.
Ms. Childs is a member of the California State Bar, and licensed to practice before the Northern, Central, and Southern Federal District Courts. She is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Childs earned her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego, in 1993, with a BA in political science. At the University of San Diego, she was captain of the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming Team, and received an All American Scholar Athlete Award. Ms. Childs received her JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1997.