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Zuber Lawler & Del Duca

Strategic Legal Solutions for Visionary Clients

Michele M. Desoer

Silicon Valley

Michele Desoer focuses on employment and labor litigation, class actions, and general commercial litigation. Her class action experience includes employment, consumer and commercial matters. She has handled wage & hour class actions involving retail stores, security guards, outside sales representatives and food service.

In addition, Ms. Desoer counsels in-house attorneys in employment/personnel related matters, including discipline, termination, wage and hour disputes, and charges brought before the DFEH and EEOC. She also has extensive experience in collective bargaining agreement issues including grievances and arbitrations.

Ms. Desoer possesses over 25 years of litigation and counseling experience, including extensive trial experience.

Prior to joining Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, Ms. Desoer was a Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Department at Katten Muchin Rosenman, and Head of Litigation for a major motion picture studio.

Representative Publications

  • Desoer, Lambert, & Wites, Does Copying an In-House Lawyer on Corporate Correspondence Render it Privileged?, 61 The Federal Lawyer, Vol.2 at 60 (March 2014).

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member,California Bar Association’s Sections on Litigation and Labor and Employment Law
  • Member,Federal Bar Association


French, Spanish


UC, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
J.D., 1985
Honors: Order of the Coif

UC, Berkeley Haas School of Business
B.S. Business Administration, 1981

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court - Central District of CA
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of CA
U.S. District Court - Northern District of CA
U.S. District Court - Southern District of CA
U.S. District Court - Western District of MI