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Samantha D. Hardy



  • J.D., University of Chicago, 1998, with honors
  • B.A., Columbia University, 1995
  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
Thought Leadership


Samantha D. Hardy is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Diego Office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Hardy practices labor and employment law, with an emphasis on California and national wage and hour issues.  She has a significant amount of experience representing employers in wage and hour class actions, both within California and nationwide, as well as representing employers before administrative agencies, advising management on wage and hour matters, and conducting wage and hour audits to identify potential issues.  Ms. Hardy has been active in influencing legislative changes of interest to her clients both inside and outside California.  She also handles a variety of other types of labor and employment matters.


  • Legal 500 US, Employment Law Counseling, 2007

Thought Leadership


  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Regular Rate of Pay: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Calculating Overtime Pay in California
  • Federal Computer Employee Exemption: Are You in Compliance? 

Speaking Engagements

  • Ms. Hardy speaks frequently to various employers' groups on a variety of wage and hour issues and is a frequent presenter of the firm's Breakfast With Your Labor Lawyer seminars.



  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Wage and Hour Subcommittee, National Retail Federation