Audrey brings nearly 20 years of legal expertise to help her clients strengthen their businesses. Audrey litigates as well as counsels businesses on issues involving employment, corporate disputes, trademark, trade secret, real estate, and construction matters.
Audrey represents startups to publicly traded companies. Her clients have come from industries such as food & beverage, natural & organics, technology, medical and health care, manufacturing, financial services, real estate development and construction, energy, and green businesses. Audrey appears in State and Federal court, mediation and private arbitrations.
Audrey advises and litigates on behalf of management personnel and employment workplace matters involving wage and hour claims, theft of trade secrets and proprietary information, founder disputes, negotiating reasonable accommodations for disabilities and compliance with disability and medical leave laws, discrimination and harassment claims (based on sex, race, age, religion, disability and medical condition), wrongful termination; employee discipline, employee privacy; layoffs, reductions in force, severance, compensation and commissions, contract claims; as well as defamation, negligence, emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation claims.
Audrey’s corporate litigation work has included representation of multi-billion dollar companies in contract disputes, trademark infringement disputes, defending publicly traded homebuilders in complex multi-plaintiff residential construction claims, assisting in prosecution of $100 million dollar contract and fraud claims between banks, handling disputes relating to land sale acquisitions, and resolving disputes arising out of sale, merger, acquisition, or dissolution of businesses and partnerships.
Leadership and Community Service
Audrey currently serves on the Board for the Contra Costa Bar Association’s Board of Directors and is the President of the CCCBA for 2012.
Audrey has been active in the Contra Costa Bar Association, initiating the CCCBA’s first public service fellowship through partnering with Equal Justice Works, whose fellows have provided legal service in Contra Costa to stop predatory lending on the elderly, as well as providing legal assistance to low-income disabled persons living with mental illnesses. Audrey has served on the Bar Association’s Board of Directors of the Employment Law Section and the Women’s Section, as well as having been the Chair of the Judicial Nominations Committee and Past President of the Women’s Section.
Audrey has been involved in a number of community activities over the years including Walnut Creek Fountain for Youth and East Bay Leadership Foundation. Audrey’s pro bono activities have included legal work for HomeAid, the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank, Diablo Ballet, Markum Arboretum, and the Napa Valley Symphony, to name a few.
Honors and Awards
Audrey has received a ratings of 10.0 on Avvo for litigation and employment work. Audrey has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Northern California. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., History
Santa Clara University, School of Law, J.D.