Daphne P. Bishop is committed to helping employers navigate the intricate maze of employment law. To that end, Bishop has defended employers against class action lawsuits alleging violations of wage and hour laws, ranging from payment of wages, meal and rest breaks, and commission chargebacks. She has also represented employers in cases arising under anti-discrimination laws, including sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination based on age, race, sex, and disability. Bishop has also defended employers against other employment-related claims, such as wrongful termination, breach of contract, and whistle-blowing. Bishop has counseled employers on all aspects of employment law, as well.
Bishop has experience in almost every forum in California. Specifically, she has appeared in state and federal trial courts, including first-chairing two trials de novo and second-chairing a race discrimination trial. She has also represented employers before the California Labor Commissioner, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and the National Labor Relations Board. Additionally, Bishop has represented clients in private arbitrations and mediations.
Areas of Practice
Wage and Hour Issues
Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
Wrongful Termination and Workplace Tort Litigation
UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2001
Yale College, B.A., 1997
“6 Tips for Minimizing Holiday Party Liability,” California Employment Law Letter, December 7, 2015
“Nonsignatory Employer Allowed to Enforce Arbitration Agreement,” California Employment Law Letter, January 11, 2016
“DFEH Guidelines: Latest Regulations & Guidance for Employers,” Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, September 2017
“Special Considerations for Electronic Discovery in Employment Cases,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles, November 10, 2010
“Tackling Tough Wage and Hour Issues,” Ogletree Deakins Seminar, November 4, 2010
State Bar of California (Labor & Employment Section), 2001 - present
Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section), 2001 - present
Langston Bar Association (Business Section), 2001 - 2005
Black Women Lawyers, 2010 - present
Southern California Rising Star, 2009, 2011, 2012
Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California, Rising Star, 2012
Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, 2002 & 2003
Bishop is deeply committed to pro bono service. Through her work with the Alliance for Children's Rights, Bishop has helped unite children in need with legal guardians. Bishop also worked extensively to free a grandmother who had spent more than two decades in prison for the alleged murder-for-hire of her abusive husband through the California Women's Law Center's Habeas Project. Bishop was awarded the Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services in 2002 and 2003.