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Elizabeth Nguyen
USC Gould School of Law

Elizabeth Nguyen

Lecturer in Law

699 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.  

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2022
Re: Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo was interviewed about how immigration shortfalls, like soaring housing prices, are fueling California’s population drop. “A whole assortment of the service sector area has been tremendously affected by a lack of immigrant labor that we haven’t really seen and is just really unprecedented,” she said. “Immigrant labor has been a huge part of the long-term home care sector, and a decline in the population in California has had a significant effect.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
March, 2022

“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Camille Gear Rich
March, 2022

“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
March, 2022

“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.