Elena Baca is chair of Paul Hastings’ Los Angeles office and co-vice chair of the Employment Law practice. Baca is recognized as a leading trial lawyer. Her exceptional litigation track record and trial victories stand out in the legal marketplace not only for their sheer volume, but also the ways in which the decisions are shaping future law.
Frequently retained in high-profile, confidential and sensitive matters, Baca is often called upon to turn around cases prior to trial that have been mishandled or the stakes are just too high to leave with the client’s current lawyers. Baca has established an impressive record of defense verdicts and arbitration wins representing a wide variety of corporate clients. Her litigation practice is primarily focused on employment related issues, such as employee mobility, wage and hour, and whistleblower issues. She is considered a “go-to” employment lawyer for many large employers with high-profile disputes involving high-level executives and contentious high-stakes litigation (including class action claims).