Aimee focuses her practice on labor and employment law. She represents employers and management in a diverse array of litigation matters including wage and hour individual, representative, and class actions; harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and whistleblower actions; breach of contract, trade secret, and competition claims; and other claims that arise out of the workplace.
Aimee has significant experience defending clients in arbitration, before administrative agencies, and in federal and state courts. For example, she independently defended a major national retail client in more than 40 individual wage and hour arbitrations throughout San Diego, Imperial, and Riverside counties, including full evidentiary hearings and post-hearing motion practice. She has overseen class action settlement approval and administration processes for hospitality, retail, and health care clients, among others, and handled day-to-day litigation activity in a Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding.
Aimee regularly provides advice and counsel to clients of all sizes with the objective of minimizing the risk of litigation and controlling exposure when it does occur. Aimee conducts employee and management training on harassment prevention, human resources practices, cultural sensitivity, wage and hour, and EEO topics in both English and Spanish. She also conducts wage and hour audits and workplace investigations. Aimee’s client portfolio includes companies in medical technology, international retail, health care, hospitality, property management, clothing manufacturing, and information technology personnel staffing. Aimee also provides legal support on a pro bono basis to victims of domestic violence through the American Bar Association’s Military Pro Bono Project.
Aimee earned her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Hollins University in Virginia, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and received dual departmental honors in International Studies and Spanish. After working in brand management and product development for a corporate trademark licensing firm, Aimee earned her law degree from University of San Diego School of Law. While attending law school, Aimee served as editor-in-chief of the San Diego Law Review and co-founded USD’s Business Law Society. In earlier years, Aimee studied with the Metropolitan Opera and American Ballet Theater in New York City.