Cheryl L. Schreck
Cheryl Schreck is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Schreck regularly defends employers in complex employment litigation including class and collective wage and hour and discrimination actions, as well as single and multi-plaintiff actions involving employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wrongful termination and wage and hour claims. Cheryl represents employers from case inception through trial or arbitration. She has represented clients in multiple jury and bench trials and arbitrations that have resulted in defense verdicts or awards in favor of her clients. Cheryl not only defends against employment-related actions in state and federal court but also represents employers in proceedings brought by employees before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
Cheryl’s dedication to her work has earned her a reputation among clients as “a trusted adviser” who not only knows how to handle high-stakes litigation but strategically partners with her clients both before litigation ensues and after a matter resolves to ensure that compliance issues are remedied proactively to avoid future litigation. As an example, Cheryl’s partnership with clients in conducting comprehensive wage and hour audits have been instrumental in significantly reducing clients’ potential exposure in subsequent wage and hour lawsuits. Cheryl’s clients include corporations, privately-held companies, and startups in the retail, transportation, staffing, construction, manufacturing, gaming, hospitality, entertainment and technology industries.
In addition to her litigation practice, Cheryl advises and counsels employers on the full range of employment issues including wage and hour compliance, discipline and discharge, management of leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation obligations and strategies, and layoffs. She has conducted numerous high-level investigations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee misconduct and other employment-related claims, and has advised employers on appropriate discipline and effective resolution strategies to remedy issues identified in these investigations. Cheryl also creates specifically-tailored employee handbooks and/or personnel policies and procedures for employers and revises and updates existing policies and handbooks.
After graduating from law school, Cheryl clerked for the Honorable Herschel P. Franks of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Following her clerkship, she joined a boutique labor and employment law firm in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1987, she moved back to Los Angeles where she has worked continuously and exclusively as an employment lawyer solely representing employers.
Honors & Leadership
- State Bar of California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- University of Tennessee College of LawJ.D. 1984
- Vanderbilt UniversityB.A. 1981, cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California