People: Eden E. Anderson, Counsel

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Eden E. Anderson

Counsel

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1021
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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Eden Anderson is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw.  Her practice emphasizes litigation, primarily the defense of wage-hour class action claims under the California Labor Code and single plaintiff claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Ms. Anderson also focuses her practice on appellate matters and the defense of disability access lawsuits brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and Disabled Persons Act.

Eden Anderson is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw.  Her practice emphasizes litigation, primarily the defense of wage-hour class action claims under the California Labor Code and single plaintiff claims for discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.  Ms. Anderson also focuses her practice on appellate matters and the defense of disability access lawsuits brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and Disabled Persons Act.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (2004)
    Moot Court Competition; Best Brief
  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley (2000)
    magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa; Womens Golf Team Captain

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • All Federal and State Courts of the State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • University of California, Berkeley Women’s Golf Steering Committee

Representative Engagements

Representative Class Actions

  • Gonzales v. Lime Energy Co., Case No. 09-484745 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (defending and settling wage-hour class action by employees alleging entitlement to commute time and overtime wages).
  • Palmer v. Michaels Stores, Inc., Case No. 37-2007-00074038 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (defeating certification in class action alleging violations of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act).
  • Chapman v. Intel Corp., Case No. 082329 (defending wage-hour class action alleging exempt misclassification of systems integrators).
  • Alexander v. IKON Office Solutions, Case No. 07-466832 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (defending wage-hour class action alleging exempt misclassification of account managers).
  • Kenny v. Regis Corp., Case No. 06-7521 (N.D. Cal.) (dismissing parent corporation in wage and hour class action).

Representative Single Plaintiff Matters

  • Aguirre v. Whole Foods Market California, Inc., Case No. 479043 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (obtaining dismissal of sexual harassment claim).
  • Hemani v. Walgreen Co., Case No. 07-460161 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (obtaining dismissal of appeal of DLSE decision on labor code claims).
  • Miller v. Standard Structures, Inc. (defending and settling disability discrimination claim).
  • Gaw v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Case No. 07-5105 (N.D. Cal) (defending and settling whistleblower retaliation claim).
  • Baker v. Res-Care, Inc., Case No. 01338 (N.D. Cal.) (obtaining dismissal of race and disability discrimination and harassment claims).

Representative Appellate Matters

  • Ramsey v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., et al., Case No. B215757 (2nd DCA 2010) (affirming grant of summary judgment on age discrimination and retaliation claims).
  • Tyler v. Wells Fargo Financial California, Inc., Case No. C059602 (3rd DCA 2009) (affirming grant of summary judgment on age discrimination claim).
  • Bryant, et al. v. Sara Lee Bakery Group, Inc., et al., Case No. A120084 (1st DCA 2008) (affirming grant of summary judgment on race harassment claims and jury trial verdict on race discrimination and retaliation claims in multi-plaintiff case).
  • Bharji v. NUMMI, et al., Case No. A115048 (1st DCA 2007) (affirming jury verdict against plaintiff who alleged 18 causes of action, including disability discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination).
  • Emmer v. Adobe Systems, Inc., Case No. H030685 (6th DCA 2007) (affirming trial court’s denial of plaintiff’s anti-SLAPP motion).
  • Wachovia Securities, LLC. v. Bruce Wiegand, Case No. 07CV243 (S.D. Cal. 2007) (vacating arbitration award in wrongful termination case).
  • Reid v. Google, 155 Cal. App. 4th 1342 (2007) (reversing summary judgment in age discrimination case).

Representative Civil Rights Matters

  • Martinez v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., Case No. 01962 (E.D. Cal.) (defending and settling disability access claim under Title III of the ADA and California’s Unruh Act and Disabled Persons Act).
  • Temple v. Squaw Valley Ski Corp., Case No. 00421 (E.D. Cal.) (same).
  • Burke v. Heavenly Valley, LP, Case No. 00957 (E.D. Cal.) (same).
  • McIver v. Michaels Stores, Inc., 01975 (S.D. Cal.) (same).
  • McCarthy v. RP SCS Cupertino Hotel, LLC, Case No. 08-4361 (Cal. Super. Ct.) (same).

Publications

  • Chapter Author, “Chapter 3 - Receipt of Wage-Hour Complaint,” Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press (2012). Definitive treatise on wage and hour litigation.
  • Contributing author, “ALM Wage-Hour Collective and Class Action Litigation Manual” (2011 anticipated publication)
  • Contributing author, “Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act - Key Issues and Developments” (2009)
  • Author,Supervisory Liability for Sexual Harassment under the FEHA: An Analysis of Department of Health Services v. Superior Court (McGinnis), 94 Cal. App. 4th 14 (2001)