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Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr.

Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr.

Morrison & Foerster LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr. is a member of our Employment and Labor Group. Mr. Aubry’s practice encompasses all aspects of employment and labor law, including litigation and counseling. He represents public and private clients in a variety of matters relating to wage and hour law, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, safety and health issues, and National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) issues.

Mr. Aubry represents clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. A significant part of his practice involves expert testimony and consulting on issues relating to the Department of Industrial Relations. In this capacity, he has served for both employers and employees.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Aubry served as the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, a cabinet level position, from 1991 to 1997. During his tenure as Director, the department successfully updated wage and hour regulations, including elimination of the daily overtime rule; reformed the state’s workers’ compensation laws resulting in a $4 billion decrease in premiums; and modernized the prevailing wage regulations. Mr. Aubry, during his term as Director, served as President of the National Association of Government Labor Officials, a national organization of state labor commissioners, secretaries, and directors.

From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Aubry practiced labor law in San Francisco, and from 1985 to 1989, he served as the State Labor Commissioner. In this position he headed the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and was responsible for enforcing and interpreting wage and hour law, prevailing wage law, various retaliation statutes, and a number of licensing provisions. From 1981 to 1984, he served as a Special Assistant and Counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Labor and to the Assistant Secretary for Policy, advising them on legal and policy issues. During this period he also served as a member, appointed by President Reagan, of the Commission on Agricultural Workers, a study commission created by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986.

Mr. Aubry received his J.D. degree in 1975 from UCLA Law School and his B.A. degree in 1972 from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction). He is a frequent lecturer and author on employment law matters and is the author of California Wage and Hour Guide, published by the Employers’ Group. He is also the editor of the firm’s Employment Law Commentary.


Stanford University,
(B.A., 1972)

UCLA Law School
(J.D., 1975)


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