Ashley A. Halberda

Orange County Office Co-Managing Partner
Orange County Office
ahalberda@cdflaborlaw.com
(949) 622-1661, ext 1454
Download VCARD
Download Bio

If I Wasn't A Lawyer, I’d Be: A wedding planner

In My Spare Time, I Enjoy: Discovering new food and running with my dog

Favorite Team/Sport? UCLA Football, Go Bruins!

Love About CA: The weather in California is the best!

Learn More about Ashley and Areas of Practice

About Ashley

Ashley A. Halberda advises and represents clients in matters involving California labor and employment law.  During her years of practice, Halberda has gained extensive experience in representing employers before state, federal and appellate courts in various employment disputes involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations for clients in the banking, retail, insurance, food and beverage, hospitality and manufacturing industries.

Defending clients against class actions and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) matters is a considerable part of Halberda’s practice.  She has an undefeated record at trial, as well as on appeal.  Her trial experience consists of defending high profile retail and bank clients against claims of misclassification of employees.  She has also been successful at arbitration.

In addition to her litigation practice, Halberda plays a critical advisory role to California employers.  As she counsels clients on business strategies to ensure compliance with the daunting array of employment laws regulating California businesses, she becomes an extension of her clients’ management team and a true business partner.  Her proactive approach alleviates her clients’ worries and staves off potential costly future litigation. 

contact me

Education

University of San Diego, School of Law, J.D., 2010

  • San Diego International Law Journal, member, 2009-2010

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Majored in French, 2005

Publications

"Problems With Hybrids, And We're Talking About Your Employees, Not Your Car," Orange County Business Journal, October 2022

"Top Tips on How Hotel Employers Can Avoid a Covid Litigation Infection," Hotel Business Review, December 2021

"Heading Into 2022: How California Employers Can Avoid a COVID Legal Infection," Orange County Business Journal, October 2021

"Understanding Employment Law Trends to Keep Pace with the Evolving California Workplace," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal, November 2020

"5 Tips to Avoid Employment Litigation in the Veterinary Practice," PetVet Magazine, October/November 2020 Issue

"How to Avoid a COVID Legal Infection," Today's Veterinary Business, June 2020

"5 Ways to Comply With Efforts to Crack Down On Sexual Harassment in The Hotel Industry," Hotel Executive, March 2019

"#WhatToDo about #MeToo? An Employer's Guide to Preventing Liability for Workplace Sexual Harassment," Thomson Reuters, February 2018

"The New Shade of Grey Created by California’s Fair Pay Act," Law Practice Today, March 2016

"The New Wave of EEOC Discrimination Claims: Unlocking the Bathroom Door and Other New Focal Points for the EEOC in 2015," Co-Author, HR Advisor: Legal and Practical Guidance, August/July 2015

"Shirts and Shoes Required - But No Hijab," Co-Author, Orange County Attorney Journal, July 2015

"Exempt Employee Overtime Pay: A Very Expensive Oxymoron," Co-Author, Orange County Lawyer, February 2015

"To Waive or Not to Waive? California Employers Question Whether to Include Class Action  Waivers in Their Employment Contracts After Emerging Case Law," Orange County Lawyer, July 2013

"The Fallacy Behind Recent Employment Class Action Decisions: Why A Second Look Into the Seemingly Pro-Employer Opinions Reveals More Employee Friendly Case Law," The Advocate, August 2012, at 89-93

Presentations

"Developments, Updates and Predictions on Trade Secret and Non-Compete Laws for 2021," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, March 2021

“California Labor Law Update” Panel Participant, California Mortgage Bankers Association's 2021 Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference, January 2021

"California Employment Law Update for 2020,” JWA ProVisor's Group, February 2020

"2019 Employment Law Update," NPB ProVisor's Group, February 2019

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018 - 2023

Orange County Bar Association, 2010 - present

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 2010 - present

CDF Labor Law LLP

  • Orange County Office Co-Managing Partner, June 2022 - present

Civic Activities

Public Law Center Volunteer- Dissolution for Victims of Domestic Violence, 2013

Related News

Problems With Hybrids, And We're Talking About Your Employees, Not Your Car

October 19, 2022

Ten CDF Attorneys Listed as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers

January 26, 2022

Top Tips on How Hotel Employers Can Avoid a Covid Litigation Infection

December 14, 2021

Heading Into 2022: How California Employers Can Avoid a COVID Legal Infection

October 25, 2021

Understanding Employment Law Trends to Keep Pace with the Evolving California Workplace

November 20, 2020

5 Tips to Avoid Employment Litigation in the Veterinary Practice

October 21, 2020

How to Avoid a COVID-19 Legal Infection - Today's Veterinary Business

June 30, 2020

CDF Supports the 2019 Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund's Raise Your Glass Event

August 27, 2019

Six CDF Attorneys Named 2019 Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

June 19, 2019

5 Ways to Comply With Efforts to Crack Down On Sexual Harassment in The Hotel Industry

March 17, 2019

Seven CDF Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers Honorees

March 7, 2019

CDF Expands Firm Leadership Adding Four Partners Statewide

January 15, 2019

CDF Successfully Defends Opus Bank

August 8, 2018

#WhatToDo about #MeToo? An Employer's Guide to Preventing Liability for Workplace Sexual Harassment -…

March 2, 2018

"Bachelor in Paradise" Shows How to Avoid Office Scandals

July 14, 2017

CDF Attorney Ashley Halberda Authors Article "The New Shade of Grey Created by California’s Fair Pay…

March 18, 2016

Ashley Halberda Quoted in Law360 Article "Attorneys React to High Court's EEOC v. Ambercrombie…

June 15, 2015

CDF Successfully Defends Grill Manufacturer in Overtime Case

September 12, 2014

Why CDF

Our clients can rest assured that our attorneys will protect their time, protect their dime and protect their peace of mind, so they can focus on maintaining productive and rewarding workplaces to remain competitive and successful in their marketplace. CDF - Attorneys you can Trust. Experience you can Trust. Results you can Trust.

learn more

CDF Labor Law LLP © 2024

Why CDF What We Do Attorneys Case Studies News & Events Offices Terms of Use Privacy Policy Cookie Policy