Cozen O’Connor: Axelrod Parker, Aimee

Aimee Axelrod Parker

Counsel

San Diego

(619) 685-1773

(619) 234-7831

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.  

News

Does your job make you sign a 'Love Contract'? The complications of dating in the tech bubble

February 14, 2018

Aimee Axelrod Parker, counsel of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in SFGate about dating in the workplace.

Sexual harassment training expanding — but effectiveness questioned

February 12, 2018

Aimee Axelrod Parker, counsel of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, spoke with The San Diego Union-Tribune about sexual harassment training in the workplace.

Publications

California Is Cleaning Up [Alert]

September 18, 2018

Craig Schloss, Jason Barsanti, Helen McFarland, and Aimee Axelrod Parker discuss California’s Property Service Workers Protection Act which applies to “any person or entity that employs at least one employee and one or more covered workers and that enters into contracts, subcontracts, or franchise arrangements to provide janitorial services.”

California Employment Law: New Developments for 2018 [California Lawyer]

December 20, 2017

Jason Barsanti, member and Aimee Axelrod Parker, counsel of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department wrote in California Lawyer about ten developments that will impact employers and employees in 2018.

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Hollins University, B.A., cum laude, 1999
  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California

State Bar of California Labor and Employment Section, 2008-present

San Diego County Bar Association, 2013-present

Federal Bar Association, 2015-present

Lawyer’s Club, 2013-present

ABA Military Pro Bono Project, 2017-present