Koree Wooley represents employers in complex labor and employment litigation, including class and collective actions as well as representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), state and federal discrimination, retaliation, and harassment matters, and trade secret misappropriation cases. She has extensive experience with pretrial motions, including class certification and summary judgment. Koree is also well versed in traditional labor disputes, including first chairing arbitration hearings. She also has experience with litigation and administrative proceedings involving the Railway Labor Act.
Recently, Koree second chaired a five-day whistleblower hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, which resulted in a complete defense victory for Jones Day's clients in the energy and project management industries. In 2016, she second chaired a six-day arbitration hearing on a former employee's claim for disability discrimination, which resulted in a full award in favor of Jones Day's client.
In addition to her litigation practice, Koree advises employers regarding hiring practices, terminations, reductions in force, and review of company policies. She also has experience with employment-related diligence on national and international transactions.
Koree serves on the Duke Law San Diego board and regularly volunteers with the Stanford Club of San Diego.
- January 19, 2017
Labor & Employment Update 2017: A Look Ahead for California Employers
- Duke University (J.D. summa cum laude 2013; Order of the Coif; Notes Editor, Duke Law Journal; Intramural Chair, Moot Court Board); Stanford University (B.A. in Public Policy, minor in Economics, 2009; NCAA Division I Women's Water Polo Academic All-American, 2007-2009)
- California; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Extern, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina (Spring 2013) and intern to Congressman Duncan Hunter, California (Summer 2007)
- Law Clerk to Judge Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2014-2015) and extern to Chief Judge Irma E. Gonzalez, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (Summer 2008 and 2011)