Tritia Murata

Partner

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Employment and Labor Practice Group, Tritia Murata is a true star in the California labor and employment market. Murata’s hallmark is her knack for strategically disposing of high-exposure wage-and-hour class actions and representative actions brought under the Labor Code PAGA of 2004, a California statute authorizing aggrieved employees to file lawsuits to recover civil penalties on behalf of themselves, other employees, and the State of California for Labor Code violations. Her impressive track record of beating putative class actions includes defeating certification in a meal-and-rest break action involving more than 5,000 employees of a restaurant chain, defeating certification in a misclassification action involving hundreds of grocery store managers and assistant managers, and securing dismissal at the pleading stage of a nationwide putative class action alleging that airline employees were not adequately compensated for soliciting and securing credit card applications from passengers.

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