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Grace Y. Horoupian

Partner, Irvine
t: 949.798.2145
f: 949.851.0152


Grace Horoupian is a partner in the Irvine office. Her practice is focused on representing employers in a variety of employment cases. Her diverse practice includes litigating claims involving discrimination, harassment, misappropriation of trade secrets, retaliation, wage and hour violations (both individual and collective actions), unfair business practices, whistleblower claims, workplace violence and wrongful discharge.

She represents employers in both state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). Grace also provides preventive counseling on subjects such as handling of disciplinary matters and employee terminations, internal investigations, the development of workplace policies and procedures, compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws and leaves of absence. Grace also frequently presents seminars, workshops and trainings on employment issues for industry groups and private employers.

Grace was the former Vice Chair and General Counsel of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, where she was honored as "Member Of The Year" in 2011. Grace is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also the former Chair of the firm’s Associate Development Committee.


Honors & Leadership

Professional Activities

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, Armenian Bar Association  

Community Activities

  • Vice Chair and General Counsel of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce 
  • Member of the National Human Resources Association


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • “How Important is “Knowing People” to the Success of What You Do?” - Professional Business Women’s Mastermind Group
  • "Terminating Without Litigation"
  • "Knock Knock What To Do When the Government Is At Your Door"
    August 2012
  • "Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Training" - M.C. LLC dba Jiffy Lube
  • "Harassment Training" - Pacific BMW
  • "Top Ten Employment Practices Employers Should Adopt to Minimize Liability Exposure" - Executive Mass CEO Presentation
  • "2011 Employment Law 101" - Fisher Phillips Seminar
  • "Employers Can Discriminate!" - Fisher Phillips Seminar 
  • "Human Resources Situations: Let’s Play Jeopardy" - EAC Seminar
    September 2011
  • "Harassment Training" - Orange County Fair Housing Council, Inc.
    August 2011
  • "Employment Law Coast to Coast" - Fisher Phillips Seminar
  • "Harassment Training" - Clarient, Inc. Mission 
    Viego, California
  • "Harassment Training" - Bank of Internet USA
    San Diego, California
  • "Employment Law 101 for COOs" 
    Webinar , 2011
  • "Tattoos, Piercings, and Scantily Clad Workers"
    Webinar , 2011
  • "Innovative Strategies for Your Human Resources Department" - EAC Seminar 
  • "Human Resources Situations: Let's Play Jeopardy" - EAC Seminar 


  • "2014 Legal Update" - Entertainment Human Resources Network
  • "Iskanian Ruling Significantly Improves The Enforceability of Class-Action Waivers Under California Law" - Westlaw Journal
  • Co Author: "Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals re Up To Date Cell Phone Policies"
  • "Are Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Exempt As “Outside Salesmen”?  Diagnosis Unclear" - Fisher Phillips Healthcare Update
    November 2011
  • Take Local Laws into Consideration Before Deciding to Hire Minors - PMQ Magazine
    October 2011
  • Managing The Modern Mobile Workforce - Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals Magazine
    October 2011
  • "Parents of School Age Children May Be Entitled To State Mandated Leaves" - Entertainment Human Resources Network
    October 2011
  • Sullivan v. Oracle - The Professionals In Human Resources Association Legal Update
    July 2011
  • "The Dangers of Workplace Bullying" - Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals "LAAHR" Magazine –
    December 2011
  • "Managing the Mobile Workforce" - HR Web Advisor
    October 2011
  • "Minor Adjustments" - PMQ Pizza Magazine 
    October 2011
  • "Clear Ruling Still Pending for Violation of Meal and Rest Breaks: How Should Employers Respond Now?" - Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals "LAAHR" Magazine 
    April 2011
  • "Beware of Influential Discrimination" - Los Angeles Advertising Human Resources Professionals "LAAHR" Magazine 
    June 2011


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