Laura Maechtlen


Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Laura Maechtlen is the National Chair of the Labor & Employment Department and Co-Chair of the Seyfarth Shaw’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Team. Her practice is focused on employment litigation and includes the defense of class, collective and multi-plaintiff actions. Ms. Maechtlen also has experience litigating against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) in systemic actions, both at the early charge stage and in large-scale EEOC pattern-and-practice litigation. Ms. Maechtlen has California state court trial experience. She has been a member of multiple trial teams that have secured defense verdicts in the California Superior Courts in the counties of San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara. She also routinely handles arbitrations, often securing favorable rulings from arbitrators.