Laila’s practice focuses on representing employers and management in all aspects of employment law from advice and counsel to litigating disputes. Her practice includes defending employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims and has represented and guided multiple clients through trial. In addition, Laila has extensive experience defending “gig-economy” clients in high-stakes litigation regarding independent contractor classifications. She is also an experienced presenter who conducts in-person training sessions on a variety of employment law topics.
Laila represents employers in state, federal and administrative courts and before the California Office of Administrative Hearings, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. She also regularly handles arbitrations and mediations.
During law school, Laila externed for Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV at the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and interned in the general counsel’s office of a major public education institution. She was also a note editor for the Public Interest Law Journal.
Before attending law school, Laila was part of Teach for America and taught second grade.