Marilena K. Guadagnini


Marilena Guadagnini is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of both the Labor & Employment Practice and Employment Advice & Counseling Practice. Ms. Guadagnini focuses on general employment counseling and employment litigation in California.

Ms. Guadagnini provides counseling on a variety of employment issues, including adherence to federal and state leave laws, wage and hour compliance, performance documentation and management, leaves of absence, the interactive process, hiring, and terminations. Ms. Guadagnini regularly drafts, audits, and revises business and employment agreements, employee handbooks, and other personnel policies. She has presented and trained employers on various aspects of labor and employment law.

Ms. Guadagnini represents clients in a variety of employment matters including discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour disputes.

While attending University of San Francisco, Ms. Guadagnini earned her JD and MBA degrees with a Certificate in Business Law.


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



United States District Court for the Central District of California


University of San Francisco School of Law

Juris Doctor

University of San Francisco Masagung Graduate School of Management

Master of Business Administration

C.W. Post Long Island University

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude

  • Minor in English

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