People: Candice T. Zee, Partner

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Candice T. Zee

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1548
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Ms. Zee is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the Labor & Employment Department and the Firm’s Labor & Employee Relations and Single Plaintiff Litigation practice groups.  As a member of the Labor & Employee Relations group, Ms. Zee has substantial traditional labor experience.  She has a deep background defending employers against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.  She has handled several union grievances, arbitrations and representation cases at all stages.  Ms. Zee also has extensive experience managing and overseeing union election campaigns.

As a member of the Single Plaintiff Litigation practice group, Ms. Zee handles single-plaintiff claims for alleged, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violation of public policy, as well as workplace torts, including defamation, emotional distress, and interference with contractual relations. Ms. Zee has conducted several factual investigations and has taken and defended countless depositions.  She also has extensive trial experience, having litigated multiple bench and jury trials. She frequently appears and argues on behalf of clients at state and federal courts.

Ms. Zee was named one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” by the Law & Politics “Super Lawyers” publication in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Ms. Zee is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She is a member of the Labor & Employment Department and the Firm’s Labor & Employee Relations and Single Plaintiff Litigation practice groups.  As a member of the Labor & Employee Relations group, Ms. Zee has substantial traditional labor experience.  She has a deep background defending employers against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.  She has handled several union grievances, arbitrations and representation cases at all stages.  Ms. Zee also has extensive experience managing and overseeing union election campaigns.

As a member of the Single Plaintiff Litigation practice group, Ms. Zee handles single-plaintiff claims for alleged, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and violation of public policy, as well as workplace torts, including defamation, emotional distress, and interference with contractual relations. Ms. Zee has conducted several factual investigations and has taken and defended countless depositions.  She also has extensive trial experience, having litigated multiple bench and jury trials. She frequently appears and argues on behalf of clients at state and federal courts.

Ms. Zee was named one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” by the Law & Politics “Super Lawyers” publication in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University (2003)
    Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2000)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California

Representative Engagements

  • Ms. Zee obtained a complete defense verdict in a single-plaintiff age discrimination jury trial. Ms. Zee litigated the case from inception through the jury verdict.
  • Ms. Zee obtained a complete defense verdict in a two-plaintiff wage and hour bench trial against claims for unpaid overtime, unpaid wages, and missed meal and rest breaks.  In connection with the case, Ms. Zee took and defended several depositions, researched and drafted summary judgment motions and the necessary motions for trial. 
  • Ms. Zee participated in the successful defense of an insurance company in a class action wage and hour lawsuit.  Ms. Zee successfully opposed class certification, which was later upheld on appeal.  She conducted and defended numerous depositions and drafted both the opposition to class certification and appellate briefs as well.
  • Ms. Zee participated in the successful defense of an insurance company in a single plaintiff wrongful termination lawsuit.  Ms. Zee handled all aspects of the case and prepared a successful motion for summary judgment motion.
  • Ms. Zee participated in the successful defense of a film editing company in a single plaintiff lawsuit for disability discrimination and defamation.  Ms. Zee not only conducted several witness investigations and defended depositions in connection with the matter, she researched and drafted a successful summary judgment motion.  Ms. Zee had the plaintiff’s claims dismissed in their entirety.
  • Ms. Zee prevailed in the defense of a major health provider in a discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit.  Ms. Zee prepared a successful summary judgment motion and the court entered judgment in favor of the employer. 
  • Ms. Zee participated in the defense of a major cable company in a disability discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit.  Ms. Zee was involved in all aspects of the litigation and defended depositions, prepared dispositive motions and pretrial and trial motions.