Provided by Wendy Lazerson
WENDY LAZERSON is the co-chair of Sidley’s Labor and Employment international practice group and a partner in Sidley’s San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. She also serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force. Wendy is a recipient of the BTI Client Service Award for excellence in service to clients. Clients turn to Wendy to handle their most challenging matters regardless of venue, due to her reputation as a thoughtful, pragmatic, and strategic thinker. Wendy is retained to conduct independent investigations on matters of importance to Companies and their boards of directors ranging from allegations of sexual misconduct to retaliation to other ethical issues. She also represents employers in litigation including class actions and single plaintiff cases regarding discrimination, retaliation, trade secret theft, sexual harassment whistleblowing, wage and hour, and other workplace disputes. Wendy regularly works with clients based in China and other parts of Asia and their U.S. subsidiaries. Wendy also advises clients on the myriad of issues impacting employers in California. She also trains workforces with regard to legal compliance and best practices to proactively avoid employee claims. Wendy has a long record of success with juries, arbitrators and judges. Wendy has defeated class certification and obtained summary judgement allowing for a prompt result. Wendy is comfortable in front of a jury, a judge, or an arbitrator.
Wendy is on the Employment Panel of the American Arbitration Association and serves as an arbitrator.
Wendy serves in several firm leadership roles. In addition to being co-chair of the international Labor and Employment group, Wendy is the local chair on the Committee for the Retention and Promotion of Women and serves on the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force.
Wendy Lazerson is noted for her ability to handle high-stakes class actions as well as single-plaintiff litigation and internal investigations. Her experience includes discrimination and whistle-blower matters.
"She is not only deeply experienced in both federal and state courts, she also brings invaluable strategic thought to her cases." "Wendy is very knowledgeable, experienced and approachable."