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Annie Lau

Associate, San Francisco
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San Francisco
t: 415.490.9023
f: 415.490.9001
Houston
t: 713.292.0150
f: 713.292.0151

Overview

Annie Lau is an associate in the San Francisco and Houston offices. She advises and defends employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including charges of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, breach of contract, and other employment-related claims. Annie also counsels employers on preventive strategies, compliance matters, develops employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and training material.

In addition to her practice as an attorney, Annie gained valuable experience during her time as a human resources manager and intern with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Experience

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in the Southern District of Texas for a healthcare company. The plaintiff brought a suit alleging discrimination based on disability. Notably, the court found that the plaintiff failed to establish a disability.
  • Negotiated a significantly reduced settlement with the Department of Labor for wage and hour violations.
  • Summary judgment affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a suit brought by a former employee against a college, alleging discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, violation of rights under Title IX and the First Amendment, and other claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Western District of New York in a suit brought by a plaintiff alleging sex discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation.
  • Dismissal affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in a suit brought by a plaintiff alleging sex discrimination and other claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Northern District of Texas for a Fortune 100 company in a suit brought by a former employee alleging discrimination based on disability.
  • Obtained summary judgment in the Northern District of Texas for a school district brought by a former employee alleging discrimination based on disability and military status.

Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association

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