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Euphemia Thomopulos

Associate

Euphemia Thomopulos is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office.  Her practice involves all areas of employment and labor law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, grievance claims and wage and hour suits.  She represents employers in class action litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration.  In addition to lending her expertise in litigation matters to employers, Euphemia also represents employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.  She also counsels colleges and universities on employment matters as well as student and academic issues.

Euphemia represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law.  Her employment experience includes:

  • Civil litigation practice focusing on employment litigation, including wage and hour class action and discrimination suits;
  • Advice and counsel of higher education institutions;
  • Investigation of wage and hour class action matters and preparing declarations;
  • Drafting independent contractor contracts and personnel policies;
  • Client advice work on compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws; discrimination, harassment, and disability laws; employee discipline and termination; and drafting employee handbooks; and
  • Preparation of oppositions to class certification and motions for summary judgment in wage and hour class action and discrimination suits.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment in a case where a former employee alleged wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination
  • Defeated class certification for state-wide employer against plaintiffs who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors
  • Drafted independent contractor and severance agreements
  • Drafted employee handbooks

Other Distinctions

Named, Hubbard Fellow - University of Iowa School of Law, 2002

Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, Executive Committee, Barristers' Club Litigation Section - Bar Association of San Francisco, 2010-2012
Member, National Bar Association, 2011-present
 

Representative Public Presentations and Articles

Publications

  • California Continues to March to a Different Drummer—This Time in Below-Cost Pricing
  • Court Affirms School District’s Decision to Place Teacher in Remedial Program
Euphemia  Thomopulos
Office: Northern California
Phone: 415-835-9000
Fax: 415-834-0443
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Education

  • J.D. - Columbia School of Law - 2008
  • B.A. - Brown University - 2003

Bar/Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California