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Michelle G. Lee

Michelle G. Lee

Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Loew, LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Ms. Lee represents employees in individual and class action litigation in a range of employment matters.  She is experienced in wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, breach of contract, and trade secrets matters. 

She represents clients in both state and federal court, in arbitration, and through trial and appeals.  Ms. Lee has tried important cases in court and arbitration, including serving as second chair on the trial team in the landmark sex discrimination case Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins.  She has also tried cases involving breach of contract and unpaid equity claims.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences and panels on employment law issues as well as on topics related to bias and diversity.  

Before joining Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, Ms. Lee was an associate at a prominent national litigation firm, where she handled a wide variety of complex cases ranging from intellectual property disputes to securities lawsuits.  Ms. Lee also served as a law clerk for the Honorable William Alsup of the Northern District of California.  Ms. Lee is a graduate, cum laude, of the University of Michigan Law School where she was an editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. 

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