Allison O. Chua

Senior Counsel
Los Angeles Office
(213) 612-6300
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What Was Your First Job? Clerk at friend's family's grocery store.

Favorite Team: Cal Bears!

If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I'd Be: A Veterinarian.

What Do You Love About California? I love that you can go to the beach, ski, and then camp out in the desert all on the same day.

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About Allison

Allison Chua represents and advises employers in all areas of labor and employment law. In particular, Chua has extensive experience defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).  Chua has also represented employers in class and representative actions brought under the California Labor Code and the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).  Moreover, Chua has experience litigating cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition.

In addition to her litigation practice, Chua regularly provides counseling to employers regarding employment policies and practices, including hiring, discipline, termination, leaves, and wage and hour matters.

Prior to joining CDF Chua served as General Counsel for a large staffing and human resources company, where she advised senior management on business and employment matters, investigated employee claims of discrimination and harassment, and ensured compliance with state and federal employment laws.

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Loyola Law School, J.D., 2012

  • Chief Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
  • Federal Team Member, Scott Moot Court Honors Board
  • Dean's Honor List
  • 2011 Philippine American Bar Association Scholarship Recipient
  • 2011 Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship Recipient

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Political Science and South and Southeast Asian Studies, 2007


"California’s Patchwork of Local Employment Ordinances – a Minefield For the Unwary," Panelist, CDF Webinar Series, February 2021

"COVID-19 in the Workplace – Testing Positive & Returning to Work," Co-Presenter, CDF COVID Education Week, December 2020

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

State Bar of California, December 2012

Listed, Best Lawyers® Ones to WatchLitigation, Labor and Employment, Los Angeles, 2021

California Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2018 - 2020


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