Lauren Blaes is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.

Areas of Practice

Lauren represents employers in a broad range of employment disputes including wage and hour class actions, Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions, and individual discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination disputes.  Lauren has experience defending employers in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and administrative hearings.

Lauren also provides advice and counseling on labor and employment practices, including employer policies and procedures, employee classification, including exempt classification and independent contractor classification, and employment law compliance.



Sheppard Mullin’s Bob Williams Community Betterment Award, 2021




Co-Chair of Young Lawyer Division, Orange County Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Member, Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2018, Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015, with highest honors


  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable James V. Selna in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Jump to Page

By scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie and Advertising Policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, or would like to stop cookies being stored on your device in the future, you can find out more and adjust your preferences here.