Lilah Sutphen represents employers in the retail, entertainment, technology and healthcare industries in all aspects of employment-related litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Lilah is licensed in California and New York.

    Lilah’s practice involves wage and hour class actions. She also represents employers in cases involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, trade secrets, breach of contract and wrongful termination matters. Lilah provides counseling and advice to clients on issues related to compensation, benefits and contracts, relationship structuring, removal strategy, and the defense and prosecution of claims.

    Lilah works with clients to understand their business objectives, see beyond the legal issues and formulate a practical, real world approach to solving labor and employment problems. While Lilah has extensive litigation experience, she prioritizes a strategic approach to matters in an effort to reach a pre-trial resolution in the best interest of her client.

    Prior to joining the firm, Lilah spent nine years as a family law litigator. Her practice involved high-asset complex financial litigation. She commonly worked with a team of experts and consulting attorneys on her cases, including forensic accountants, compensation experts, appraisers and business evaluators. She often distinguished and analogized cases in light of ever-changing business types, compensation structures and assets (e.g., how to trace and divide cryptocurrency or how to unwind entities created only to hold the parties’ capital).

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    • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 2010
    • UC Davis, B.A., 2007


    • New York, 2016
    • California, 2010

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • New York State Bar Association
    • American Bar Associate – Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
    • National LGBT Bar Association
    • Lambda Legal
    • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star
    • 2019 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 – National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch for Litigation – Labor and Employment in San Francisco

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