Lauren S. Cartwright

Lauren CartwrightMs. Cartwright has 25 plus years of experience representing clients with multi-state operations on employment and general business matters. The primary focus of her current practice is providing legal services to employers, including employment litigation, appellate work and employment counseling.

Ms. Cartwright has defended employers in litigation matters involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, unfair competition, invasion of privacy, and misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition, Ms. Cartwright advises companies on creating and maintaining human resource systems that establish best employment practices and make business sense. Advocating a proactive approach in drafting and enforcing employment policies, she helps clients manage and resolve human resource matters before they result in litigation. Ms. Cartwright drafts employment policies and counsels clients on a variety of employment issues, including contract negotiation, hiring, compensation, performance management and discipline, leaves, accommodations, wage and hour, pay practices, employee classification, benefits, privacy, internal investigations, and separation from employment.


San Diego Office

402 West Broadway
Suite 1025
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 398-3400
Fax: (619) 330-4907


Employment Litigation, General Employment Counseling

University of California at Berkeley: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1983
University of San Francisco: Juris Doctorate, 1987
Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing and Research, University of San Francisco
American Jurisprudence Award, Problems in Contracts

California State Bar, 1987 United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of California

Member: Labor and Employment Law Section of California Bar Association
Member: San Diego County Bar Association

Co-author, Wrongful Employment Termination Practice: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, 2d Ed. Chapter 8, Contract Actions (California CEB, 1998)

Casa Cornelia Law Center
National League of Young Men