My job is to help you be a better employer – by providing proactive, creative solutions and advice.

Stefanie Renaud is an associate in the firm’s Santa Monica office. She has experience defending employers at all stages of the administrative complaint process, including at investigatory hearings, conferences and arbitrations, for complaints filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Stefanie has appeared on behalf of employers in both state and federal courts and has lectured on a variety of employment law topics at local and regional events.  Stefanie is a frequent contributor to various trade publications on employment-related topics.

Prior to joining Hirschfeld Kraemer in California, Stefanie practiced employment litigation in Massachusetts.

 Stefanie spends her time outside of the office cooking, hiking, gardening, and traveling. She likes to explore the world of craft beers and devotes time to volunteer with dog rescue organizations.

Top 10 Developments in Employment Law: #10 – Higher Ed Roundup,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 12, 2018

Employee Monitoring Technology: What Are the Risks for California Employers?,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), September 26, 2018

Oh Baby! 10 Tips For What HR Can Expect When an Employee is Expecting,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), August 3, 2018

Dynamex and the Joint Employer Standard: What Test Applies?“, The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), July 13, 2018

Things That Keep Your Employment Lawyer Up At Night: Record Retention,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), May 29, 2018

‘Back of House’ Tip Pooling Could Land California Employers in Hot Water,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), April 23, 2018

April Snow Brings Employers Flurry of FLSA Guidance,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), April 17, 2018

The Boeing Company: In a Win for Employers, NLRB Dumps the “Reasonably Construe” Standard for Determining Whether Employee Handbooks’ Violate NLRA Rights,” The California Workplace Advisor (Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP blog), December 15, 2017

“Not Your Stereotypical Sexual Harasser: Encountering Sex-Based Misconduct at Work,” Diversity Insight Magazine, October 2016

“Employees Food Allergies are Nothing to Sneeze At,” Diversity Insight Magazine, October 2016

“Employee-Monitoring Technology Raises Questions of Privacy,” Business West, October 2016

“Know the Rules Regarding Non-Exempt Employees Who Telecommute,” Business West, May 2016

“Don’t be the Unfortunate Boss Who Shrugs Off a Food Allergy,” Business West, October 2016

“Ruling Sets a Tome on Tape-Recording Workplace Conversations,” Business West, February 2016

Understanding and Managing Leaves of Absence: An Interactive Workshop,” A Hospital Association of Southern California Education Program, Mosely-Salvatori Conference Center at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, June 20, 2019


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2015

B.A., Smith College, 2006, cum laude, with honors

Judicial Clerkships or Externships

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Enforcement Intern

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Christina A. Snyder, United States District Court, Los Angeles



United States District Court, Central District of California


Massachusetts District Court