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Atticus Lee

Associate
San Francisco

P 415-394-9400
F 415-394-9401
Atticus.Lee@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Atticus Lee is an Associate in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Lee is a member of the firm’s Class Actions and Complex Litigation, Corporate Diversity Counseling, and White Collar and Government Enforcement practice groups. Her practice focuses on representing employers in wage and hour class actions and other workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling. 

Ms. Lee has significant hands-on experience in complex litigation in both federal and state jurisdictions, with an emphasis on class action employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage-and-hour disputes, and corporate antitrust counseling. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she served as an Honors Trial Attorney through the Attorney General's Honors Program in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she handled and litigated class action investigations across the country to defend and restore the constitutional and civil rights of justice-involved youth, death-row prison inmates, and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Prior to her tenure at the Justice Department, Ms. Lee served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas from 2014-2016. She also served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Kathleen N.A. Watanabe of the Fifth Circuit Courts of Hawai'i from 2013-2014. Before graduating in the top 15% of her class from UC Davis School of Law, Ms. Lee was Senior Editor of the UC Davis Law Review and Senior Articles Editor of Environs: The UC Davis Environmental Law and Policy Journal. Her work has appeared in multiple legal and literary books and journals, including The New York Times.

Originally from Taiwan, Ms. Lee is actively involved in the national and local Asian-American legal community as well as the LGBTQ+ community. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversant in Spanish and German. In her spare time, Ms. Lee enjoys scuba diving, trailrunning, live theater, jazz piano, lindy hop, and sourdough baking.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, Houston, Texas (2014-2016)
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Kathleen N.A. Watanabe, Judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of Hawai’i, Lihue, Kaua’i (2013-2014)
  • Honors Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice (2016-2018)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Asian American Bar Association of Northern California
  • Stanford Young Alumni Association, Board Member and Committee Leader
  • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)

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October 7, 2019

Common Mistakes Companies Make with Gig Economy Workers

October 7, 2019

It is no secret that traditional employers often benefit from non-traditional workplace arrangements available in the gig economy, such as relief from paying unemployment insurance and worker’s compensation plans or being exempt from many minimum wage or overtime laws that apply to the traditional employer-employee relationship.... Read More

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Personal Anecdotes and Perceived Disparity in the Workplace Insufficient to Certify a Class Action
August 6, 2019

A federal judge in Kentucky recently ruled that anecdotal accounts alone cannot support a class claim of discrimination without “substantial statistical evidence of company-wide discrimination.”  Freeman v. Delta Air Lines, No. 2:15-cv-160 (WOB-CJS) (E.D. Ky. June 14, 2019). Federal District Judge William O. Read More