Amanda C. Koziol

Partner

Amanda Koziol is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Ms. Koziol routinely represents employers in state and federal court against allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. She also defends employers in complex wage and hour class actions and PAGA representative actions. Ms. Koziol similarly assists employers with complex governmental complaints and investigations, including those conducted by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Additionally, she provides advice and counsel to clients on relevant California and federal laws and regulations.

In her experience as an employment law litigator, Ms. Koziol successfully obtained a dismissal in a contentious arbitration hearing on behalf of a national healthcare company against claims of sexual harassment. She has defended a wide spectrum of employers in single-plaintiff cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Ms. Koziol’s robust employment experience also includes the defense of an international, high-end furniture retailer in a wage and hour class action alleging off-the-clock work, meal and rest period violations, and unpaid overtime. Ms. Koziol has first-hand experience with successfully managing and executing an individual settlement strategy, which preemptively defeated multiple plaintiffs’ attempt to certify a putative class. Finally, Ms. Koziol has also defended a federally regulated railway carrier in a wage and hour class action involving complex Federal Railway Labor Act preemption issues.

Admissions

  • 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 Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Courts
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California

Admissions

California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California

Associations

California State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Education

Whittier Law School

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2014

University of California, Santa Barbara

Bachelor of Arts, 2009

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