Lizbeth “Liz” Ochoa is a partner in the firm's Irvine office. With over 18 years’ experience representing employers, Liz has experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts, arbitration forums, as well as in state and federal administrative agencies such as the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and others.
She represents and counsels employers on various employment-related matters, including, but not limited to, discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination, unfair business practices, wage and hour class and PAGA actions and compliance with COVID-19 related laws and regulations. She also conducts anti-harassment supervisor trainings in Spanish and English.
Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Liz gained invaluable experience working in a smaller firm where she represented employees and employers in various employment litigation matters. This experience has enabled Liz to have great success in defending employers because of her unique insight into employee claims.
In 2010, 2013 and 2014, Liz was selected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars. Liz is fluent in Spanish and sits on the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is also an ambassador for the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Leadership Council.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Awards
- Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2010, 2013 & 2014)
- Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
- Member, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
- Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, Orange County Bar Association
- Member, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
- Member, Women's Business Development Initiative
- Five Fisher Phillips Attorneys Listed in 2014 Southern California "Rising Stars" Honors Come as Los Angeles Office Expands6.10.14
- Attorneys From the Firm’s Los Angeles and Irvine Offices Named to Under 40 List6.14.13
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- "Leaves of Absence in the Wake of COVID-19 What Employers Need to Know.”
Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators
- "Back-To-Business, Bringing the Workforce Back to Work"
Industry Business Council
- “Industry Business Council Human Resources Luncheon: 2019 Employment Law Update
- Industry Manufacturers Council: New California and Federal Employment Laws 2018
City of Industry, California
- “Do the Math, Non-Productive Time in the Agricultural Sector” Webinar - AgSafe
- “Wage and Hour Issues for the Agricultural Sector”
“Legal Liabilities of Supervisors”
“New Law Alert: Paid Sick Leave”
AgSafe Annual Conference, Monterey, California
- “Preventing Harassment, Creating a Respectful Workplace”
Wine & Vine Management Conference - Rohnert Park, California
- "Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Farm Labor Contractor Requirements"
AgSafe Agricultural Laws and Regulations for Growers and Farm Labor Contractors/Safety Summit
The Annual AgSafe Conference
- Employees Requesting Accommodation Are Now Protected7.21.15
- University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Los AngelesJ.D. 2001
- University of California, Los AngelesB.A. 1997
- California Courts of Appeal
- Supreme Court of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California