- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012
- B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley, 2009, high honors
- B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Anna Stancu is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Ms. Stancu specializes in advising and defending employers in nearly all aspects of labor and employment disputes. She handles a wide range of matters, including those involving claims of discrimination and harassment based on race, national origin, age, sex, disability, and sexual orientation; wage and hour violations; independent contractor misclassification; wrongful termination in violation of public policy; whistleblower and other retaliation claims; breach of contract; unfair competition; defamation; and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Ms. Stancu advises and counsels her clients on employment issues including internal investigations, discipline and terminations, hiring practices, leaves of absence, the interactive process, reasonable accommodations, overtime exemption classifications, independent contractor/employee classifications, personnel policies, and other wage and hour compliance issues. She has assisted her clients in responding to administrative claims. She has conducted trainings for employees on compliance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, and other anti-discrimination/harassment/retaliation laws.
When she was a second-year associate, Ms. Stancu second-chaired a binding arbitration involving claims of race discrimination, wrongful termination, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, which ended in a complete defense verdict.
Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts
- "Judges and Legislators in Chicago and California Seek to Expand Protections for Hotel Workers," November 21, 2017
- "Congress Considers National Right-To-Work Bill: Beginning of the End for Unions?," February 8, 2017
- "San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City To Require Employer-Funded Paid Parental Leave," April 21, 2016
- "California Court of Appeal Refuses to Enforce Forum Selection Clause Because Employer Would Not Stipulate to Apply California Law and Did Not Show that the Foreign State’s Legal Protections Were Equal to California’s," June 16, 2015
- "California Supreme Court Limits Application of Commissioned Employee Exemption," July 16, 2014
- "Court of Appeal Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Farmers Insurance on Independent Contract Issue," July 13, 2013, also published in FC&S Legal
- The Fiscal Times, February 9, 2017