I love working directly with clients, whether in the context of litigation, arbitration, or day-to-day counseling. I try to put myself in our clients’ shoes and strive to provide prompt and practical help, whatever the question or setting may be. I love that the attorneys at Hirschfeld Kraemer are truly a team, and I enjoy every opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues to devise specialized plans to help clients achieve their goals.

China Westfall is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. She has experience representing employers in employment-related litigation matters in state and federal court involving allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations, from inception through resolution. She has defended clients through administrative investigations and hearings before the DFEH, EEOC and DIR, has advocated for clients at mediations and settlement conferences, and has resolved cases through direct negotiations with opposing counsel. China also has experience defending lawsuits asserting claims under Title II and III of the ADA and related state laws.

Prior to joining Hirschfeld Kraemer, China practiced employment law at a nationwide defense firm in San Francisco.

In her free time, China loves exploring San Francisco’s restaurant and music scenes.

California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide,” Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Webinar Panelist, Dec. 18, 2019

Co-Presenter, “CCPA: What You Need To Know About California’s Sweeping New Privacy Law,” MCLE seminar, San Francisco, December 12, 2019

CCPA: What You Need To Know About California’s Sweeping New Privacy Law,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), November 12, 2019

New DOL Rule to Make Over A Million Workers Eligible for Overtime,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), September 26, 2019

Top 10 Employment Law Developments of 2018: #3 – Minutes Count: The FLSA’s De Minimis Doctrine Does Not Apply in CA,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 21, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Punts On Religious Defense To Gay Discrimination in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), June 4, 2018


J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2014, Witkin Award for Academic Excellence, E-Commerce Law

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2011, Dean’s List

Judicial Clerkships or Externships

Judicial Extern for The Honorable Russell Hom, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento



U.S. District Court - Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Central Districts of California