Biography

Lucy represents clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters and in issues of data privacy and security, particularly involving HIPAA compliance.

Labor and Employment

Companies rely on Lucy’s counsel in a broad range of employment law matters including:

  • Discrimination, retaliation, and harassment lawsuits
  • Wage and hour litigation and counseling
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements and litigation
  • Administrative proceedings before the California Labor Commissioner (DLSE) and San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE)
  • Leaves of absence and California paid sick leave
  • Compliance with San Francisco’s employment laws, including the Health Care Security Ordinance, Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and Fair Chance Ordinance
  • Disability accommodations and the interactive process
  • Drafting employee handbooks, arbitration agreements and personnel policies

Privacy and Data Security

Lucy advises clients on matters involving the protection of private data and information, including prevention of employee data theft or data loss due to employee conduct, and protection of Protected Health Information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  She assists clients with:

  • HIPAA breach response: Assist health care providers with all aspects of responding to a HIPAA breach, including investigating the breach, complying with state and federal notification laws, and enacting required or recommended remedial measures such as strengthening and revising HIPAA/cybersecurity practices and policies and employee training.
  • Employee theft of confidential information: Represent businesses in pursuing legal and equitable remedies against rogue employees.
  • Policy/handbook drafting: Draft HIPAA and HITECH privacy and security compliance handbooks for employees and privacy/security officers of health care providers.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox as a full-time associate, Lucy was a summer associate at the firm. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Newton J. Lam, Superior Court of California.

During law school, Lucy was the senior content editor for the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. She also earned a certificate in Business Law and received the CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Research, Writing and Analysis.

Before her practice of law, Lucy was a human resources assistant at a California-based medical laboratory diagnostics company. She was also a research assistant at a children’s hospital based in San Diego, CA.