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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Lecturer in Law699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA
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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May 23, 2023
Re: David B. Cruz
Professor David Cruz was recently interviewed about a controversial bill that was passed in Connecticut. "Paying even modest attention to the bill’s definitions should make it clear beyond doubt that it will not be the source of protections based upon the age of people to whom one is attracted or with whom one has sex," Cruz said.
"Fish, Whales, and a Blue Ethics for the Anthropocene: How Do We Think About the Last Wild Food in the Twenty-First Century?," 95:6 Southern California Law Review 1307-1343 (April 2023).
"California Exceptionalism in the Colorado River: A Brief History and Implications for the Future."
"Toward a Global Sustainable Development Agenda Built on Resilience" (with Murray W. Scown, Craig R. Allen, Lance Gunderson, David G. Angeler, Jorge H. Garcia, & Ahjond Garmestani), Global Sustainability (online publication April 2023).