Koree Wooley is a litigator and counselor who represents employers in all aspects of complex employment litigation, including class and collective actions, representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), state and federal discrimination, retaliation and harassment matters, and trade secret misappropriation cases. Koree has acted as second-chair trial counsel in bench and jury trials as well as in private arbitration for whistleblower, discrimination, and trade secrets claims. She also has extensive experience in all phases of pretrial litigation, from fact and expert discovery through summary judgment, class certification, and mediation.
Koree is also well versed in traditional labor disputes, including first chairing multiple grievance arbitrations. She also has experience with litigation and administrative proceedings involving the Railway Labor Act.
In addition to her litigation practice, Koree advises employers regarding hiring practices, terminations, reductions in force, and review of company policies, providing counsel focused on compliance with California's complex web of employment laws. She also has experience with employment-related diligence on national and international transactions.
Koree serves on the Duke Law San Diego board, is a member of Lawyers Club of San Diego, 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)