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Vanessa C. Krumbein focuses her practice on providing compliance-related and strategic advice to corporate clients on a wide range of workplace issues, including employee performance and discipline, employment and separation agreements, compliance with wage and hour laws, managing disability accommodation and leaves of absence, employee classification, reductions in force, internal workplace investigations, employment-related issues in M&A transactions, and a variety of other employment-related topics. Vanessa also works closely with companies to develop and implement employee handbooks and appropriate personnel policies and procedures, conducts investigations to address employee complaints, and provides training to workforces on maintaining discrimination and harassment-free workplaces. Vanessa also has experience working on employment issues unique to clients in the media and entertainment sector.

Vanessa has considerable experience representing employers in state and federal court on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of privacy, violations of leave laws, wage and hour disputes, and other employment-related claims, and in responding to and negotiating resolution of charges filed with administrative agencies. Vanessa has experience litigating class actions, single-plaintiff, and multi-party civil cases.


  • Employment counseling and compliance
  • Workplace investigations and anti-harassment training
  • Employment agreements and employment-related issues in corporate transactions


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Labor and Employment Law - Management, 2022-2024
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • J.D., Boston College Law School
  • B.A., Boston College
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Spanish, Conversational