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Natalie B. Fujikawa

Associate, Sacramento
t: 916.210.0372
f: 916.210.0401


Natalie Fujikawa is an attorney in the Fisher Phillips Sacramento office. She focuses on employment litigation and counseling for employers across a variety of industries, with extensive experience handling all aspects of employment litigation in state and federal courts.

Natalie also represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and Employment Development Department.

In California’s constantly changing legal climate, Natalie regularly delivers presentations regarding new employment law developments and provides employers with proactive tools to comply with California’s myriad employment requirements, including management training, policies and procedures, and best practices to avoid employment-related lawsuits.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars List (2016-2019)
  • Sacramento Magazine Top Lawyers List (2018)

Professional Activities

  • Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (2016-Present, Board Member 2017-Present)
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento (2010-Present, Board Member 2019-Present)
  • Sacramento Labor and Employment Law Section (2010-Present, Executive Committee Chair 2018)
  • Sacramento County Bar Association (2010-Present, Board Member 2015-Present)
  • SacLEGAL, Sacramento’s LGBT Bar Association (2010-Present, Co-Chair 2014)
  • California Bar Labor and Employment Law Section (2008-Present)
  • El Dorado County Superior Court Dispute Resolution Panel (2013-2015)

Community Activities

  • Sacramento LGBT Community Center, Vice President
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation, MetroEDGE Community Engagement Committee
  • 100+ Women Who Care Sacramento Valley, Founding Member


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Lessons from Uber on How to Drive an Effective Investigation
    California Restaurant Association (2018)
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations: What to Do When Employees Don’t Play Nice in the Sandbox
    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Northern California (2018)
  • Transgender Identity & Expression in the Workplace
    Ulrich Nash & Gump (2017)
  • Ask The Lawyers: What's Next In Cannabis Law? Local Licensing, Compliance, Taxes & Employment
    California Cannabis Courier Association (2017)
  • Recent Developments in Litigating PAGA Claims
    Sacramento County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section (2017)
  • What’s on the Governor’s Desk? The New Laws that Have Been Signed and Those Waiting for Approval
    Sacramento Employer Advisory Council (2016)
  • Understanding the Interactive Process and the ADA/FEHA
    University of California, Davis Medical Center (2016)
  • Preparing for the Employment Trial
    Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, et al., LLP (2009)
  • Anti-SLAPP Motion and Procedure
    Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, et al., LLP (2009)


  • Politics in the Workplace: A Refresher for the Watercooler
    Sacramento Area Human Resources Association (2018)
  • Bills Address #MeToo Concerns: Several Bills Winding Their Way through the California Legislature Aim to Ramp Up Sexual Harassment Training in California Workplaces
    Daily Journal (2018)
  • The Brinker Decision, a Victory for Employers
    ADC Defense Comment (2012)


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