M. Leah Cameron

Attorney, San Francisco
lcameron@cdflaborlaw.com
(415) 981-3233
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About Leah

Leah Cameron advises and defends California employers through all aspects of the employment relationship including defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues.  She is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, representing clients in class actions and single plaintiff cases in California state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the DLSE and DFEH.

Her experience includes extensive work on the appellate team that secured the seminal California Supreme Court decision in Duran v. U.S. Bank, 59 Cal.4th 1 (2014), which helped shape class certification and trial management principles in exemption cases.  She has also successfully settled numerous class action and single plaintiff lawsuits prior to and during litigation.  In addition, as an experienced trial attorney, prior to joining CDF Ms. Cameron worked as a prosecutor successfully trying numerous jury trials to verdict.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Cameron values the importance of a proactive advice and counseling practice, regularly providing training and advice to clients in the areas of risk management and litigation avoidance, keeping them informed of changing laws and best practices in the challenging California legal climate. 

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Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010

  • Witkin Award: Negotiation and Settlement, Theoretical Criminology
  • CALI Award: Negotiation and Settlement, Theoretical Criminology
  • Hastings Trial Team, 2008-2010

Wheaton College, B.M., magna cum laude, 2007

Judicial Extern to the Pro Se Department in the chambers of Hon. Vaughn R. Walker, U.S. District Judge, Northern District of California, Fall 2009

Presentations

"Local Ordinances: Understanding California’s Patchwork of Local Employment Regulations," CDF Webinar Series, June 2017

"Sexual Harassment Prevention Training," CDF Client On-Site Training, April and September 2013

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

San Francisco Bar Association, 2010 - present

State Bar of California, 2010 - present

  • Employment Law Section, 2013

Sonoma County Bar Association – Labor and Employment section, 2015 - present

Civic Activities

Hastings Trial Team: Alumna Coach

Freedom House: Volunteer Advocate For Survivors Of Human Trafficking

Freedom House, Advisory Board Member

Pro Bono

Central California Legal Services, provided pro bono legal services to victims of human trafficking, 2010 - 2011

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