Elissa Gysi practices law in the areas of employment and general civil litigation in both state and federal court. Ms. Gysi specializes in litigation and arbitration of employment, labor, and contract disputes, including the defense of wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and accommodation claims. Ms. Gysi also represents employers in matters before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, and other federal and state administrative agencies. In addition, Ms. Gysi counsels employers on their handbooks and policies, discipline and separation procedures, workplace privacy issues, and compliance with state and federal leave laws.
Ms. Gysi received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 2011. During law school, Ms. Gysi served as a Member Editor of the Stanford Law Review and completed a summer externship for the honorable Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Gysi was admitted to the California Bar in 2011 and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California. Ms. Gysi also holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and a M.A. from Columbia University in Political Science.