Erin A. Owen

San Diego Office
(858) 646-0007, ext 1503
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In My Spare Time: I mostly enjoy anything at the beach and in the water.

If I Wasn't A Lawyer: I’d be a coach.

What was your first job? A gymnastics coach.

I am Most Proud Of: My kids.

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About Erin

Whether representing clients in employment or business litigation matters, Erin A. Owen is focused on providing personalized service to her clients and working with them to develop strategies that are distinctly focused on attaining their goals.  She is innately concerned about the businesses and people she represents and is deeply committed to them and their health and prosperity.  These qualities naturally translate into Owen obtaining a deep knowledge about her clients and her dedication to their welfare.

Owen’s employment litigation experience includes PAGA wage and hour litigation, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower claims, breach of contract, fraud, interference with prospective business advantage, alter ego liability, sexual harassment, and workplace safety violations.  She has represented clients in industries ranging from order fulfillment warehouses, security companies and restaurant chains to biomedical and wearable devices, transportation, and medical testing laboratory companies.

Her business litigation portfolio is equally varied, with such areas as securities fraud, partnership disputes, soft intellectual property disputes, fraud, conversion, unfair competition, breach of contract, negligence, negligent retention, co-employer and agency liability, various telecommunications and essential facilities issues, and officer, director and shareholder related disputes. 

Owen has also provided counsel to companies facing regulatory and qui tam type issues and has experience implementing government imposed corporate integrity agreements, reporting to monitors from the Office of Inspector General and writing corporate policies specifically responsive to government regulations.  She has experience working with businesses at various stages of the lifecycle allowing her to anticipate issues that are unique to early, middle and late stage enterprises.

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Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1996

  • Law Review
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • American Jurisprudence Awards

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, B.A., Political Science, 1989


"What’s the Deal? - California Employment Law Issues in Business Transactions and Restructurings," Panelist, CDF Webinar Series, May 2023

"What's Your Deal? Top Tips for Avoiding Labor and Employment Pitfalls in M&A Transactions," Co-Presenter, San Diego County Bar Association, April 2023

"Tackling Key California Labor and Employment Law Issues in Acquisitions & Mergers," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, August 2022

"Top 10 Employment Issues for California Employers Dealing with Remote Workers," Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, July 2021

"COVID-19 Related Time Off Work/Leave of Absence," Co-Presenter, CDF COVID Education Week, December 2020

"Return to the Workplace - A Comprehensive Review of What California Employers Need to Know," Moderator, CDF Webinar, June 2020

Blog Entries

Employment Terminations and Severance Agreements in Business Transactions and Restructurings

July 21, 2023

WARN Act Issues in Business Transactions and Restructurings  

June 15, 2023

California Court Of Appeal Holds That App-Based Driver And Delivery Businesses Can Properly Classify…

March 16, 2023

Budget Issues Causing Problems at NLRB

November 23, 2022

California Family Rights Act Leave Benefits Will Apply To Care For A “Designated Person”

October 10, 2022

California Expands Bereavement Leave Benefits

October 6, 2022

California Department of Public Health Updated Guidance for Face Mask Use

March 2, 2022

Not All Fun and Games? College Athletes May Soon Drive a Hard Bargain With Union Support

June 7, 2021

The Ninth Circuit Reverses AB5 Injunction

May 5, 2021

CDF Hosts Complimentary Webinar Symposium - COVID Education Week - December 7-11, 2020

November 16, 2020

The Challenges and Risks When Private Employers Regulate Employees’ Off-Duty Conduct in California

August 13, 2020

Appellate Court Reverses Verdict Based On Judge’s Bias And Improper Influence

May 9, 2020

After Acquired Evidence Doctrine Bars Discrimination Claim

May 8, 2020

A COVID-19 Response Plan for Employees' Return to the Workplace

April 26, 2020

What Employers Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit Under CARES

April 7, 2020

More Guidance on Relief Available to Small Businesses Under the CARES Act

April 1, 2020

What Employers Need to Know About The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

March 28, 2020

COVID-19: Handling Sick or Exposed Employees

March 26, 2020


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