My professional passion is ensuring our clients have immediate access to the finest employment and higher education law knowledge and experience so they can meet – and exceed – their organizational goals.

Euphemia Thomopulos is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office.  Her practice involves all areas of higher education law and employment law. Specifically, Euphemia counsels her clients on Title IX compliance and conducts Title IX investigations. She also handles investigations into bullying, discrimination and harassment. Says Euphemia, “I learned through my work here that I enjoy handling investigations.” Euphemia counsels her clients on employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and unfair competition. She has represented employers in both state and federal courts, as well as in mediations and arbitrations. In addition to lending her expertise in litigation matters to employers, Euphemia also represents employers, including higher education institutions, before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Euphemia represents employers in all areas of higher education and employment law.  Her experience includes:

  • Advice and counsel of higher education institutions on a variety of matters
  • Investigations related to Title IX, discrimination, harassment, bullying and retaliation
  • Climate surveys and related reports
  • Responses to EEOC, DFEH and local agencies for higher education and employment clients
  • Drafting internal policies related to employment practices
  • Giving presentations on a variety of higher education and employment issues
  • Drafting independent contractor and severance agreements
  • Client advice work on compliance with state and federal laws related to discrimination, harassment, and disability laws; employee discipline and termination
  • Drafting employee handbooks
  • Preparation of motions for summary judgment in wage and hour class action and discrimination suits

Among her leisure activities, Euphemia enjoys playing games with her family, especially Clue and Monopoly: I am currently the Monopoly champion!”

Named, Hubbard Fellow – University of Iowa School of Law, 2002

Member, Executive Committee, Barristers’ Club Litigation Section – Bar Association of San Francisco, 2010-2012

Member, National Bar Association, 2011-present

NACUA CLE Workshop on Employment Law, “Settlement Agreements – Ending Disputes on a High Note” April 10, 2014.

“Title IX Awareness and Sexual Assault Prevention Training” – August 2013

“How to Deal with Difficult Opposing Counsel” – Bar Association of San Francisco – May 2012


Investigated numerous matters for local clients and provided advice and counsel for out-of-state clients related to internal investigations

Drafted Title IX and sexual harassment policies, in addition to other student and/or employee-related policies

Obtained summary judgment in case where a former employee alleged wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination

Defeated class certification for state-wide employer against plaintiffs who alleged they were misclassified as independent contractors

Drafted employment-related agreements, including contractor and severance agreements


Columbia School of Law, J.D. 2008

Brown University, B.A. 2003



U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California