Sharlene Lee is an associate practicing in the areas of business litigation and employment. She prosecutes and defends matters involving trade secrets, unfair competition, privacy, defamation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, shareholder derivative claims, and real estate disputes. She has successfully brought and defended anti-SLAPP motions, protecting her clients’ First Amendment rights. In her counsel to employers, she advises on and defends a range of claims involving wrongful termination, whistleblowers, trade secrets, employment discrimination, harassment, unfair competition, employee discipline matters, and hiring and firing and other employment policies and procedures. Sharlene maintains an active pro bono practice working with clients of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.
I focus my practice on employment litigation and counseling. I also have substantial experience in general business litigation, specializing in trade secrets and unfair competition.
My favorite part of my work is counseling clients to help solve complex problems in a creative, efficient, and holistic way.
I help clients manage sensitive matters by guiding them toward making pragmatic and strategic decisions with a focus on their long-term goals.
- Represented defendants in entertainment-related shareholder derivative claim, including successful demurrer without leave to amend.
- Advised national property management company in investigation and resolution of sexual harassment claim.
- President of Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA (APA UCLA)
- Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA)
- Board member, 2015 – present
- Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- Community Service & Outreach Committee, 2010 – present
- Political Appointments Committee, 2011 – present
- Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
- Co-Chair of Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Alumni All-Stars
- Pro Bono Attorney/Volunteer, 2009 – present; Alumni All-Stars, Co-Chair (date?)
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