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Damien P. DeLaney

Of Counsel
Los Angeles

P 213-689-0404
F 213-689-0430


Damien P. DeLaney is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has extensive experience in all aspects of employment litigation.

Mr. DeLaney represents employers in a wide variety of cases, including wage and hour, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, and trade secret misappropriation in California federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration. In particular, Mr. DeLaney focuses his practice on representing employers in class and representative actions, and has extensive experience defending employers from California Labor Code class actions, representative actions under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and FLSA collective actions. Additionally, Mr. DeLaney counsels employers on a wide range of employment issues, including workplace investigations, employee discipline, employee separations, and policy and procedure review.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. DeLaney practiced employment law exclusively in the Los Angeles office of a major international law firm. Mr. DeLaney also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section

Published Works

  • "Brinker v. Superior Court: Implications for Employers," California Labor and Employment Law Review, Vol. 26, Is. 4 (2012) [Co-Author]
  • "Better to Let Ten Guilty Men Live: The Presumption of Life – A Principle to Govern Capital Sentencing," Capital Defense Journal, Vol. 14, Is. 2 (2002) [Author]

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November 20, 2015
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter

November 20, 2015

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has... Read More

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PAGA: Trial Court May Limit Scope Of Discovery To Plaintiff’s “Local Claims” Before Plaintiff Makes Showing Of Statewide Practices
May 26, 2015

In the uncertain world of the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), employers enjoyed a significant victory in Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls) (Ct. App. 2d Dist. May 15, 2015), Case No. B259967. Read More