Lauren E.Dutkiewicz


Irvine + 1.949.553.7585

Lauren Dutkiewicz represents employers in labor and employment law matters before state and federal courts in class and representative actions, as well as single plaintiff labor and employment matters, including those arising under state wage and hour claims; claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; and claims involving restrictive covenants. Her experience spans all phases of litigation, including pleadings, fact investigation, motion practice, depositions, written discovery, expert discovery, and mediation.

Lauren's practice also involves complex cases arising under federal and state statutes, including California's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), wage and hour statutes and regulations, and unfair competition law.

In addition to her litigation practice, Lauren counsels employers on their policies and practices to help them navigate California's complex employment laws. Lauren also advises on employment-related diligence on transactions of all sizes.

Lauren shares the Firm's commitment to pro bono service and currently represents a Central American refugee in her application for asylum.


  • Judicial Council of California and Chief Justice of California obtain summary judgment, on eve of trial, in long-running disparate impact discrimination lawsuitJones Day successfully represented the Judicial Council of California and Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero in a long-running disparate impact discrimination lawsuit filed by seven retired judges.
  • Five9 acquires Aceyus for $82 millionJones Day represented Five9, Inc. in its acquisition of 100% of the equity of Aceyus, Inc. for $82 million in cash.
  • International technology company successfully resolves wage and hour class and PAGA action on individual basisJones Day successfully resolved a complex wage and hour class and PAGA action filed against an international technology company on an individual basis, which sought reimbursement of business expenses incurred while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.