Amanda K. Monroe

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Amanda K. Monroe

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Senior Associate
Hospitality
Labor & Employment

Los Angeles

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California

Industry Association

  • Hotel Association of Los Angeles

Professional Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Staff Editor, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, 2013-2014)

Community Involvement

  • KIPP Foundation
  • One Justice: Impact LA
  • Alliance for Children’s Rights

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • Villanova University, B.S.

Amanda K. Monroe, a senior associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office, is an extraordinary attorney. She has a particular expertise in labor and employment matters – wage and hour claims, wrongful termination and discrimination disputes and incentive compensation issues, among them – and boasts an impressive track record of successfully defending clients, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, in state and federal courts across the United States, as well as at mediation and arbitration.

Before joining M&R, Amanda served as a clerk for the Honorable Thomas B. Donovan in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California. Thereafter, she was associated with an international law firm, and then Amanda focused her practice on complex litigation, labor and employment, and class action defense at Crone Hawxhurst LLP – a spinoff of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. All the while, Amanda cultivated her passion for pro bono work, and she continues to donate her time to legal causes throughout Los Angeles.

Employment Litigation: Successfully enforced arbitration agreement and favorably settled lawsuit involving allegations of sexual discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, tip-pooling, and wage and hour violations against a premier restaurant and nightclub.
Employment Litigation: Obtained dismissal of allegations against the world’s largest database software company for wrongful termination and alleged violations of California’s wage and hour laws, prior to the client incurring the expense of formal discovery and motion practice.
General Litigation: Favorably settled lawsuit alleging breach of contract against a table grape management company.