Lori A. Bowman - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Lori A. Bowman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 213-438-1296

Lori Bowman has 20 years of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law. She has represented employers in hundreds of state and federal employment litigation cases, including numerous wage and hour class actions and discrimination and wrongful termination cases. She has defended employers in employment and labor arbitrations and before California and federal administrative agencies including the DOL, DLSE, EEOC, DFEH and NLRB. Lori counsels employers in all areas of labor and employment law including polices and procedures and litigation avoidance. She also conducts audits, training, and investigations of employee misconduct and frequently lectures on employment law issues.Recent representations include: representation of companies in entertainment, insurance, gaming, uniform rental, hospitality and retail industries in wage and hour class actions; high profile sexual harassment investigations in entertainment industry; representation of large health care company in collective action before the DOL; representation of employers in several industries including medical devices, beverage, retail, oil, financial, entertainment and education in discrimination and wrongful termination cases.Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Lori was the partner in charge of the employment law practice in the Los Angeles office of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe.

Indiana University BloomingtonAB 1976University of Illinois at SpringfieldMA 1979Indiana University School of Law-BloomingtonJ.D. 1984
Indiana Law JournalAmerican Bar AssociationLos Angeles County Bar Association

Case History

Published Works
  • September 2013 - Association of Corporate Counsel - "HR Investigations and the Preservation of the Attorney-Client Privilege in the Context of the Faragher Defense"
  • September 2012 - Associate of Corporate Counsel - "Growing up in the Spotlight: A 50 State Survey of the Employer’s Duties When Employing Child Performers"
  • February 2012 - Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law - "Taking the High Road: The Healthcare Provider’s Duty to Accommodate Employees’ Medical Marijuana Use"
Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Office Location

400 South Hope Street, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management