Victoria E.Cho

Associate

(T) 1.949.553.7552

Victoria Cho's practice focuses on representing and advising corporate clients in a variety of complex labor and employment matters, including discrimination and wrongful termination matters, wage and hour class actions, and trade secret litigation. Her experience includes drafting dispositive motions, brief writing, and managing all aspects of fact and expert discovery. In addition to her litigation practice, Victoria advises employers regarding hiring and screening practices, terminations, wage and hour compliance, and review of company policies.

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

Additionally, Victoria is a member of the Jones Day Los Angeles Women Empowered to Lead (WE Lead) committee, which partners with the National Partnership for New Americans to provide immigrant women and their communities with immigration legal services, leadership development, and comprehensive naturalization, financial literacy, and immigration law training. She is also on the board of directors for the Orange County Lavender Bar Association, the official association of the LGBT community and allied attorneys in Orange County. OCLBA is an affiliate of the Orange County Bar Association.

Experience

Applied Medical Resources obtains favorable jury verdict following trial
Jones 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 claims
Jones 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 action
On 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 action
On 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 case
In 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.

Additional Publications

  • September 2017Protections for Transgender Employees: What California Employers Need to Know, Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, Vol. 2017, No. 09
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