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Laura A. Scalia

Associate
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Bio

As the Foundation for Advocacy Inclusion & Resources (FAIR) Fellow, Laura represents employees in disputes involving harassment and discrimination based on disability, race, sex, gender identity, age, failure to accommodate, and wage and hour violations. She also represents employees in class actions against their employers.

Laura has committed her career to workers’ rights. Prior to joining the firm, Laura served as the FAIR Fellow at Legal Aid at Work (LAAW). At LAAW, Laura defended and advocated for the rights of low-wage immigrant workers and other workers who face discrimination based on their national origin, ethnicity or disability. She engaged in impact litigation, community education and policy work.

During law school, Laura served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jay A. Garcia-Gregory for the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. She gained invaluable experience through her participation in the UCI Immigrant Rights Clinic and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing Clinic, where she represented immigrants facing deportation and workers facing sex discrimination. She also served as the Executive Bluebook Editor for the UCI Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law and served on the board of the Latix Law Student Association.

She received her J.D. from UC Irvine, School of Law in 2020, where she graduated with Pro Bono Honors. She received her B.A. with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she majored in Chicano/a Studies and minored in Anthropology.

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination and Harassment based on race, sex, gender identity, age, and disability
  • Failure to Accommodate
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour Violations

Bar Admission

  • California, 2021

Education

University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California

  • J.D. – 2020
  • Honors: Pro Bono Honors
  • Honors: Executive Senior Editor, UCI Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

  • B.A. - 2012
  • Honors: Summa cum laude
  • Honors: UCLA Law Fellow
  • Honors: UCLA Transfer Raza Day Co-Chair

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • California Employment Lawyers Association – Diversity Committee

Past Employment Positions

  • Legal Aid at Work, CA – Legal Fellow
  • Hadsell Stormer Renick Dai, LLP, CA– Law Clerk
  • United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, PR – Judicial Extern

Languages

  • Spanish