Vi Applen


Vi Applen is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Ms. Applen’s practice includes traditional labor, employment law, and wage and hour matters. Ms. Applen represents employers and individual defendants in a broad range of employment litigation including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, leaves of absence, failure to provide reasonable accommodations, and unfair business practices. Ms. Applen also handles class action wage and hour lawsuits and other complex employment litigation matters. In addition, Ms. Applen’s practice includes representing employers with respect to union-related issues. She has handled traditional labor matters, including union campaigns, employee arbitrations, union grievances, defending unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining. 

Ms. Applen practices in both state and federal court before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the National Labor Relations Board. 

Ms. Applen also counsels clients on a wide range of employment-related issues, including employee discipline and termination, whistleblower claims, lay-off procedures, reasonable accommodations, wage and hour laws, and harassment and discrimination issues.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California



United States District Court for the Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California


UCLA School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts

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