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Julie Trotter
Julie Trotter



Julie R. Trotter is the managing shareholder at Call & Jensen. Ms. Trotter practices in the area of business and employment litigation and has represented clients in a variety of commercial disputes with a particular focus on class action wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Trotter has been named a “Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine for seven consecutive years and has been named a “Super Lawyer” for the past two years. This distinction is reserved for just two and one-half percent of the attorneys in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Ms. Trotter has also been recognized as one of the top 50 lawyers in Orange County.

Prior to joining the firm in August 2004, Ms. Trotter was an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in their Orange County office where she practiced in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation Departments. Ms. Trotter commenced her career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 2000 after earning her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was Valedictorian and graduated first in her class. Ms. Trotter served as Lead Articles Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. She earned her Bachelor degree in English from Santa Clara University in 1997.


  • April 30, 2019: “Exploiting PAGA Conflicts of Interest,” Retail Law Center (Washington, D.C.)
  • October 11, 2018: “Investigating and Defending Sexual Harassment Lawsuits in the Wage of the #MeToo Movement,” Retail Industry Leaders Association (Austin, Texas)
  • June 9, 2018: ”PAGA/Wage & Hour Seminar,” Orange County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium (Orange, California)
  • May 4, 2018: “Things You Should Know: Recent Developments in PAGA and Other Employment Matters.” Retail Law Center (San Francisco, California)
  • April 12, 2018: “Reasonable Accommodation: From Request To Trial,” 35th Annual Labor & Employment Law Meeting and 24th Annual Public Sector Conference (San Francisco, California)
  • August 23, 2016: “Practical Guidance For Navigating Your Leave and Accommodation Obligations To Avoid Costly Lawsuits,” Employment Group Presentation (Newport Beach, California)
  • June 11, 2016: “2016 Labor and Employment Law Symposium: New Developments in Discrimination, Retaliation & Harassment Law” (Orange, California)
  • January 28, 2016: “Women in Balance,” Child Abuse Prevention Center (Santa Ana, California)
  • April 16, 2015: “Understanding the Leave of Absence Labyrinth,” State Bar MCLE Presentation (Newport Beach, California)
  • January 16, 2014: “Bias in the Legal Profession,” State Bar MCLE Presentation (Irvine, California)
  • July 30, 2014: “PAGA Perspectives: Ten Years Later, Where We Are and Where We Are Going,” Fourth Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Conference, State Bar of California (Los Angeles, California)
  • July 30, 2014: “A Decade of PAGA From a Peculiar Little Law To The New Normal,” State Bar Wage & Hour Seminar (Los Angeles, California)
  • May 14, 2014: “Hoarder or Shredder: How To Develop, Implement And Audit An Effective Document Retention Policy,” Orange County Bar Association (Newport Beach, California)
  • May 12, 2014: “Efficiently Litigating An Employment Case,” Orange County Bar Association (Orange, California)
  • December 13, 2013: “Litigating Wage & Hour Cases Using PAGA,” Bridgeport Continuing Education (Los Angeles, California)
  • October 16, 2013: “Thinking Like a Litigator: Effective Strategies for Disposing of High-Stakes Employment Litigation” (Newport Beach, California)
  • June 8, 2013: “Discovery Issues in Employment Matters,” Orange County Bar Association’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting (Orange, California)
  • June 7, 2013: “The Use of PAGA, 17200, SB 459, 469 and Other Issues Specific to California Wage & Hour Cases,” Annual Mid-Year Wage and Hour Conference, Bridgeport Continuing Education (San Diego, California)
  • May 30, 2013: 9th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp, Presenter, Pincus Professional Education (San Francisco, California)
  • May 3, 2013: 9th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp, Presenter, Pincus Professional Education (Los Angeles, California)
  • May 14, 2013: “Document Preservation,” Orange County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section Meeting, (Newport Beach, California)
  • March 24, 2013: “Pizza Killed My Class: Exciting Time to Practice Labor and Employment,” The Complex Litigator
  • January 24, 2013: “The Effect of Social Media in the Work Environment,” Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (Irvine, California)
  • December 13, 2012: “Administrative, Professional, and Sales Exemptions,” Bridgeport Continuing Education (Los Angeles, California)
  • September 10, 2012: “Developing Issues in PAGA: Strategies for Litigating PAGA Claims,” Orange County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Newport Beach, California)
  • June 13, 2012: “Taking Stock of the Bounty: An Overview of Key PAGA Developments,” Mid-Year Wage and Hour Conference, Bridgeport Continuing Education (San Diego, California)
  • May 8, 2012: “Brinker: The Aftermath,” A Special Panel Presentation of Employment Experts, Bridgeport Continuing Education (Los Angeles, California)
  • December 15-16, 2011: “The Devil is in the Details: Crafting Class Action Settlement Agreements, Defining Releases, and the Validity of Reversion Clauses,” Eighth Annual Wage and Hour Litigation Conference, Bridgeport Continuing Education (Los Angeles, California)
  • June 3, 2011: “Collateral Issues and Derivative Claims,” Mid-Year Wage and Hour Conference, Bridgeport Continuing Education (San Diego, California)
  • February 2, 2011: “Social Media in the Workplace,” Fashion Industry Human Resources Association (Los Angeles, California)
  • October 28, 2009: “Layoff Litigation: As Layoffs Rise, Legal Challenges May Follow,” Fashion Industry Human Resources Association (Los Angeles, California)
  • March 17, 2009: “Say What You Mean And Mean What You Say: The Unintended Consequences of the Letter of Intent,” Association of Corporate Counsel


  • “Williams v. Superior Court: Employer’s Perspective,” California Labor & Employment Law Review, September 2017
  • “Labor & Employment Law Roundtable: What Owners and Executives Need to Know,” Los Angeles Business Journal, May 4, 2015
  • “Going Global: Navigating the Expat Employment Relationship to Reduce Litigation Risks,” Corporate Livewire, April 30, 2014
  • “The Rising Contingent Workforce: Are You Prepared?” Expert Guide, Labour & Employment Law, July 2013
  • “Named One of Orange County United Way’s Emerging Tocqueville Leaders,” OC Metro Magazine, May 6, 2013
  • “Social Media: 10 Legal Guidelines for Business Executives,” Orange County Business Journal, March 18, 2013
  • “Facebook Firing Upheld, but Beware of Broad Social Media Policies,” Fashion Institute Human Resources Association, October 29, 2012
  • BrinkerSupreme Court Decision: Highlights from May 2012 Decision,” July 2012
  • “Review Denied in Brown v. Ralph’s: On the Heels of Brinker The U.S. Supreme Court Paves the Way for PAGA Claims,” July 2012
  • “All Things Old Are New Again, A Resurgence of Misclassification Cases,” February 2012
  • “Does Senate Bill 1539 Really ‘Provide’ a Solution to the Meal Period Morass?” Orange County Lawyer, December 2008