Victoria E.Cho


Irvine + 1.949.553.7552

Victoria Cho represents and advises corporate clients in complex labor and employment matters. In particular, her practice involves counseling employers on compliance with various labor and employment laws, including hiring and screening practices, terminations, and wage and hour law. Her practice additionally involves litigating discrimination, wrongful termination, and trade secret misappropriation matters and wage and hour class actions.

Victoria maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing individuals seeking asylum in the United States. She also has represented low-income clients in proceedings with the IRS, formulating offers in compromise as settlement for back taxes, interest, and fines owed.

Victoria is on the board of directors for the Orange County Lavender Bar Association, the official bar association of the LGBT community and allied attorneys in Orange County. She also serves on the Jones Day Irvine Office diversity committee and is a member of the Jones Day Hispanic Lawyers Affinity Group.


  • Insurance company obtains full victory in nationwide putative class actionJones Day secured a full victory for a large national insurance company and several affiliated entities in a nationwide putative class action asserting RICO fraud claims and wage and hour claims in connection with the client’s design and operation of several independent contractor agent programs
  • Applied Medical Resources' arbitration agreement enforceability affirmed on appealJones Day obtained a significant victory for client Applied Medical Resources Corporation ("AMRC") in a putative wage and hour class arbitration alleging claims for violation of California's Labor Code, obtaining a published opinion confirming the enforceability of an arbitration agreement between Applied Medical and the plaintiff, an AMRC employee.
  • Applied Medical Resources obtains favorable jury verdict following trialJones Day successfully defended Applied Medical Resources Corporation against a lawsuit brought by a former employee who asserted claims for, among other things, disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in the interactive process, failure to prevent discrimination, and wrongful discharge in violation of public policy.
  • McDonald's victorious at trial against state-wide California class action wage and hour PAGA claimsJones Day prevailed in gutting the remaining part of a state-wide class and representative action under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act filed against McDonald’s Corporation.
  • Applied Medical forecloses class claims in putative wage and hour class actionOn June 2, 2017, Jones Day obtained a significant victory for client Applied Medical Resources Corporation in a putative wage and hour class action, prevailing on a motion to compel individual, non-class/non-representative arbitration.
  • McDonald’s defeats attempt to expand class actionOn February 15, 2017, Jones Day and client McDonald’s Corporation successfully blocked plaintiffs’ attempt to certify three new theories of liability in a statewide wage and hour class action.
  • McDonald’s defeats class certification and PAGA claims in statewide California class action wage and hour caseIn a series of wins, Jones Day client McDonald’s Corporation defeated class action and PAGA claims brought against the company in a California-wide wage and hour lawsuit.
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