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Last Updated: January 8, 2020
Elizabeth Nguyen, co-founder and shareholder of Lidman Law, is an employment litigator with extensive experience in a broad range of employment law matters in arbitration and both state and federal courts throughout California. She has exclusively litigated wage and hour class actions, representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment matters for most of her legal career.
Her practice currently focuses on litigating wage and hour class actions and representative PAGA actions on behalf of employees who were not paid all wages, not provided with all meal or rest breaks, not paid all minimum or overtime wages, misclassified, among other issues.
Prior to starting Lidman Law in January 2018, Nguyen was a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, the world’s largest labor and employment law firm representing employers. Having spent more than 10 years as an employment defense attorney representing employers of all sizes, including Fortune 100 companies, Nguyen brings a unique perspective to her current practice that focuses on representing employees. She also counseled clients in developing and implementing legally compliant cost-effective solutions, while at the same time meeting the business-side’s needs. While at Littler, she was the co-chair of its Ohana Affinity Group and served on the recruiting committee for the Century City and Los Angeles offices.
Nguyen was selected to the 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list, in the area of Employment and Labor, for excellence in practice.
She graduated with a BS in business administration from Pepperdine University, cum laude, and received her JD from Loyola Law School.
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Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how the new stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%. He said, "Under the change, our rich taxpayer couple... can now deduct an unlimited amount of 'excess losses' in real estate against income from other sources. So now real estate moguls with lucrative day jobs or bountiful capital gains from other investments can go back to living tax-free."
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“Children’s concealment of a minor transgression: The role of age, maltreatment, and executive functioning,” (with Shanna Williams and Kelly McWilliams) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 191 (2020).
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“The effects of the putative confession and evidence presentation on maltreated and non-maltreated 9- to 12-year-olds’ coached concealment of a minor transgression,” (with Angela Evans) Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 188 (2019).
"The Adversarial Mindset," Psychology, Public Policy and Law.