Wendy E. Lane

Chair, Employment Department
Fax 310-201-2365


  • Advise on employment matters in connection to sale of Hourglass Cosmetics to Unilever.
  • Advise employers on day-to-day employment matters, draft policies and handbooks, and oversee investigations of harassment and discrimination claims.
  • Defended national food and drug store chains and California fast-casual food chain in wage and hour class actions, efficiently coordinating depositions of hundreds of putative class members and review of thousands of pages of time sheets before settling matter favorably on behalf of clients.
  • Favorably settled discrimination and harassment claims against head of prominent manufacturing company, less than two months after employee filed suit and one day after taking the employee's deposition.
  • Persuaded plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss wrongful termination claims against national landscape company at initial stages of litigation after filing demurrer attacking plaintiff's complaint.
  • Obtained restraining order to prevent former employee from stealing and using company's trade secrets and proprietary information, including client lists and pricing and marketing information.
  • Represented accountant in dispute over the stock ownership of a closely-held corporation, settling case favorably for client after cross-examination of opposing side's key witness on first day of trial.
  • Defended one of world's leading glass and ceramics manufacturers in product liability dispute. Filed motion for summary judgment demonstrating lack of evidence that client's product allegedly caused illness and death of individual who used product, persuading plaintiffs to dismiss case.