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David A. Lowe

(415) 434-9800 x5640

Areas of Practice: Individual and class action litigation and negotiation of employment matters on behalf of employees, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, employee leave, wage and hour, severance and equity issues.


Mr. Lowe is a Partner with the firm. He has successfully litigated employment disputes through trial and appeal and was named a "2006 Northern California Super Lawyer." His practice includes international cases, complex litigation, and executive severance negotiations, as well as litigation and negotiation of individual employment law claims, including claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, unpaid commissions and bonuses, breach of contract and violation of the WARN Act, family/medical leave and wage and hour laws.

Mr. Lowe lectures and writes extensively about employment law. He regularly speaks on employment law issues for the International Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, Continuing Education of the Bar and other organizations and is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California, the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee of the International Bar Association, the EEO Committee of the American Bar Association, the Legislative Committee of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Law Foundation (Chair, 1996-2000) and the Pride Law Fund (1999-present).

Educational History: 

J.D., University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (1995)
B.A., Emory University (1992), Phi Beta Kappa

Articles and Publications: 

"You Know How to Whistle, Don't You? Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protections and Some State Law Alternatives," Bender's California Labor and Employment Bulletin, Vol. 2004, No. 6, 2004;

"Effective Use of Statutory Offers to Compromise," (with Mark S. Rudy), California Employment Law Reporter, Volume 2004, Issue No. 3, March 2004;

"Taking Stock: When Employers Fire Employees to Recapture Stock Options," California Litigation: The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2001.

"Attorney's Fees," Employment Discrimination Law (Chapter Co-author) (Lindemann and Grossman, eds.) (BNA 4th ed. 2005).


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