Teri’s practice focuses on defending and counseling management in all areas of labor and employment law. She represents both public and private sector employers in litigating the entire spectrum of employment litigation matters, including single and multi-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, Private Attorney General Act representative actions, wage-and-hour violations, and government agency investigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Teri worked as an associate at major litigation firms, handling complex civil litigation matters, primarily employment law, general liability, business litigation, products liability, and toxic tort. Her advocacy through motion writing, mediations, and negotiations resulted in numerous favorable settlements and for her clients.
Teri received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she earned a merit-based scholarship and received two CALI Awards. During law school, she served as a San Diego County Bar Association Diversity Fellow, the Events Chair and Vice-President for the Black Law Student Association, and a contributor to the law school’s newspaper. She worked as a law clerk for a nationally ranked corporate and litigation firm and for an employment and sexual assault litigation firm. She received her B.A. in Psychology and minor in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University and M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Teri represents employers in matters such as:
- Discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims in both single plaintiff, class and Private Attorney General Act representative actions
- Wage and hour matters
- Mediations, trials, and arbitration hearings
Admitted to Practice
United States District Court - Central District of California
- B.A., Loyola Marymount University, 2012
- Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, 2013
- M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2018