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Reanne Swafford-Harris

Associate

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 732-1169
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Reanne Swafford-Harris is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, based in the firm's San Francisco office. Mrs. Swafford-Harris' practice is focused on representing employers in the defense of wage and hour class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of the California Labor Code and/or the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Mrs. Swafford Harris’ practice also focuses on employment litigation of discrimination and harassment matters brought as single-plaintiff, and class actions under federal and state statutory laws.  Mrs. Swafford-Harris has experience appearing before the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
  
Mrs. Swafford-Harris joined the firm initially as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Fellowship Program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  As a fellow, she co-authored "Courts Will Have to Determine Boundaries of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision" for the firm's ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog.  
 
During her time in law school, Mrs. Swafford-Harris served as a research assistant to UCLA Law Professor Sherod Thaxton, where she examined the constitutionality of legislative statutes that disproportionately criminalize the poor and marginalized communities of color.  Mrs. Swafford-Harris continues her advocacy for protecting marginalized communities’ rights through her assistance to local pro bono efforts within the firm.  
 
Reanne Swafford-Harris is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, based in the firm's San Francisco office. Mrs. Swafford-Harris' practice is focused on representing employers in the defense of wage and hour class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of the California Labor Code and/or the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Mrs. Swafford Harris’ practice also focuses on employment litigation of discrimination and harassment matters brought as single-plaintiff, and class actions under federal and state statutory laws.  Mrs. Swafford-Harris has experience appearing before the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
  
Mrs. Swafford-Harris joined the firm initially as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s Fellowship Program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law.  As a fellow, she co-authored "Courts Will Have to Determine Boundaries of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision" for the firm's ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation Blog.  
 
During her time in law school, Mrs. Swafford-Harris served as a research assistant to UCLA Law Professor Sherod Thaxton, where she examined the constitutionality of legislative statutes that disproportionately criminalize the poor and marginalized communities of color.  Mrs. Swafford-Harris continues her advocacy for protecting marginalized communities’ rights through her assistance to local pro bono efforts within the firm.  
 

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (2015)
    - Research Assistant to Advanced Criminal Procedure Professor, Sherod Thaxton (2015)
    - Globalization and Labor Standards Journal, Editor (2014-2015)
    - Research Assistant to Arbitration Law Professor, Katherine Stone (2014-2015)
    - Western Region Black Law Students Association, Southern Sub-Regional Director (2014)
    - UCLA Athletics’ Compliance Department, Legal Intern (2013-2014)
    - Black Law Students Association, Secretary (2013-2014)
    - Sports Law Federation, Vice President (2013-2014)
    - UCLA Law Fellows Program, Student Mentor (2012-2015)
  • B.A., University of California, Riverside, Departmental Honors, cum laude (2012)
    - NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee, President (2011-2012)
    - Women's Track & Field, All-Academic Team (2009-2012)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California