Kristen E. Spada

Associate

Kristen E. Spada is an associate in the Orange County office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Ms. Spada’s practice is focused on defending employers in a wide variety of employment matters in both state and federal court against claims of alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination as well as wage and hour claims. Ms. Spada also defends clients in matters involving claims of personal injury, premises liability, and negligence.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Spada practiced at an employment defense boutique firm in Orange County defending Fortune 500 companies against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, as well as wage and hour claims in both state and federal court. Ms. Spada also practiced at a full-service law firm headquartered in Orange County where she worked on a wide variety of matters ranging from white collar criminal defense to defending corporations, individuals and even a Southern California city in investigations led by government agencies such as the SEC, FCC and OAG, as well as defending clients in more traditional commercial litigation matters.

Ms. Spada was born and raised in Southern California and earned her J.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2014. At UCLA Law, she was selected to be a Writing Advisor in the Lawyering Skills Clinical Program, working for the Director of the program, Professor Thomas Holm. Ms. Spada served as a volunteer in UCLA Law’s El Centro Legal Clinics, working for three years in the Landlord-Tenant Clinic with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in Santa Monica. Ms. Spada also clerked at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in the Automobile Insurance Fraud Division during the summer of 2012.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

El Centro Legal Clinics, Landlord-Tenant Clinic with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles in Santa Monica, Volunteer

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 Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Admissions

CA

Associations

  • OCBA Charitable Fund Raise Your Glass Annual Benefit Silent Auction Committee, Co-Chair: 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • OCBA Intergenerational Task Force, Member
  • OCBA Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • OCBA Business Litigation Section, Member
  • UCLA Law Class of 2014 Reunion Committee, Member

Awards & Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Chancellor’s Service Award, UCLA

Education

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

University of California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics, magna cum laude, 2011

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Chancellor’s Service Award

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