A regular presence in Northern California state and federal courts, Robin E. Largent has been lead defense counsel for California employers in litigation ranging from discrimination and harassment to wage and hour and trade secrets claims. Her bold and confident approach to positioning clients ahead of plaintiffs' claims and opposing counsel tactics have resulted in summary judgment dismissal and voluntary dismissal in several complex lawsuits.
Largent represents employers, including major food and retail companies, in all types of employment litigation: wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, wage and hour (California Labor Code) and unfair competition. She also regularly counsels and advises California employers on issues of compliance with California and federal employment laws.
In her guidance to employers on best practices to avoid litigation, she addresses areas such as FMLA/CFRA, layoffs and reductions in force, state and federal wage and hour laws, and protection of trade secrets.
Largent serves as editor and primary contributor for CDF's California Labor & Employment Law Blog and ensures the topicality and quality of the firm's widely respected online resource for employers. She also is a regular contributor to various external employment law publications.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1998
- Judicial Extern to the Honorable Peter A. Nowinski, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1998
Southern Methodist University, B.A., cum laude, 1994
"Paid Sabbaticals: Do They Promote Employee Retention or Just Invite Wage Lawsuits?" Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 2011
“Shareholder Not Liable for Discrimination as Alter Ego,” California Employment Law Letter, May 2011
“Before Reducing Exempt Salaries, Understand the Legal Parameters,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, August 2009
“Probationary Employee Won’t Get Months of Leave as Reasonable Accommodation,” California Employment Law Letter, June 2009
“A Win for California Employers on Waiting Time Penalties,” California Employment Law Letter, March 2009
“Class and Representative Action Issues Facing the Security Industry in California,” National Association of Security Companies - NASCO Legal Forum, February 2017
"California Labor & Employment Law Year in Review – Key Developments from 2016 and Tips To Prepare for 2017," CDF Webinar Series, November 2016
"Get Ready for 2016: New Employment Laws in California & What To Do About Them," CDF Webinar Series, December 2015
"California Sick Leave: Are You Ready?" - CDF Webinar Series, May 2015
"Mandatory Sick Leave, Contractor Wage & Hour Liability & Beyond: New Employment Laws California Employers Need to Know," CDF Webinar Series, November 2014
"Drafting & Using Arbitration Agreements in the Wage of Iskanian v. CLS & Other Recent Developments," CDF Webinar Series, August 2014
"New Challenges for California Employers: What You Need to Know for 2014," CDF Webinar Series, November 2013
"New Laws & Regulations in the Golden State for 2013," CDF Webinar Series, November 2012
"The Brinker Decision and How It Impacts Your Meal Break Policies," CDF Webinar Series, April 2012
"Sign on the Dotted Line: Effective Employment Arbitration Agreements in California," CDF Webinar Series, March 2012
“Wage and Hour Litigation Involving Business and Professions Code Section 17200,” Bridgeport Wage and Hour Litigation Conference, March 2008
“Wage and Hour Compliance,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, Spring Conference, 2008
“Best Practices for Avoiding Claims of Retaliation,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, In Depth Series, October 2008
“Meal and Rest Break Compliance,” Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, In Depth Series, October 2007
Editor, California Labor and Employment Law Blog
Listed, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2017
Listed, Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2012 & 2013
Advisory Board of Contributors, California Employment Law Letter
Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
Sacramento Area Human Resources Association