Ferry Eden Lopez is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law and advises clients in various aspects of human resources management, including pay equity, compliance, payment of wages, reasonable accommodations, exemptions, terminations, and workplace investigations. Ferry also conducts workplace investigations as a third-party neutral, and regularly provides training on harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
Ferry’s practice focuses on employment litigation and trial, and includes the defense of single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff actions arising out of alleged violations of federal and state anti-discrimination and harassment laws, as well as class, collective, and representative actions arising out of alleged violations of federal and state wage and hour laws. She also represents management in bargaining and labor arbitrations. Ferry has extensive experience representing employers before a variety of administrative and governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Civil Rights Department, and California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Ferry has a proven record of success in resolving cases short of trial, including through motions to dismiss, summary judgment, mediation and informal settlement discussions, in which she has secured a number of walk-away and nuisance value settlements.
Ferry represents clients from a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, banking and finance, fashion and retail, information technology, and professional employer organizations and staffing.
Prior to joining Hirschfeld Kraemer, Ferry practiced management-side employment litigation at a major international firm. She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Christopher M. Klein, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Eastern District of California, and judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas C. Holman.
Ferry enjoys cycling (in studios and outdoors) and traveling.
Named by fellow members of State Bar as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in Labor and Employment, 2018, 2019, 2020
Named by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Southern California – Rising Stars,” 2019
Co-presenter, “Your 2022 California Employment Law Update & Survival Guide,” Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar, February 14, 2022
Panelist, Managing Employees in a Time of Chaos: A 2021 Employment Law Overview, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP webinar, January 29, 2021
Panelist, Employment Law in the United States: A Year in Review, Employment Law Alliance webinar, January 21, 2021
“Million-Dollar PAGA Cases Can Be Avoided Under U.S. Supreme Court Viking River Decision,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), June 16, 2022
“Special Report: Major Changes For California Employers in 2021,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Blog), December 23, 2020
“Planning For The Rebound: Step 8 – Safety Tips For Allowing Vendors and Visitors Into Your Workplace,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), May 6, 2020
“CA Appellate Court Limits Scope of Derivative Wage Statement Liability,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 20, 2018
“Will California’s “Kill Switch” Law Kill An Employer’s Ability To Protect Sensitive Company Information?” Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 29, 2014 At a Loss with Loss Causation: Resolving the Ninth Circuit’s Loss Causation Decisions in Metzler Investment GMBH v. Corinthian Colleges and In re Gilead Sciences, 43 UC DAVIS L. REV. 1737 (2010).