Shareholder and Co-Chair, Employment Class Action Group, Vedder Price
Heather M. Sager is a member of the Labor and Employment group and serves as Administrative Shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Sager concentrates her practice in the areas of labor relations and employment with a focus on management-side representation in single-plaintiff, multi plaintiff, and collective and class action litigation in the context of wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal class, collective and representative actions, supervising fact investigation, discovery, certification and summary judgment briefing and argument, pretrial and settlement strategy, and notice proceedings. Ms. Sager has extensive experience advising clients on social media law and its utilization within the context of employee relations and the protection of trade secrets. She has defended multiple high-stakes matters dealing with discrimination, wages and misuse of proprietary information, and she is familiar with cases in conjunction with FLSA collective action, travel pay claims under California State Law and NLRB petitions, hearings and proceedings. While in law school, Ms. Sager served on the editorial board of the Fordham International Law Journal. She was also a volunteer mediator at the Bronx Civil Court, one of the founding members of the Fordham University School of Law’s Battered Women’s Clinic and a recipient of the Murray Public Service Award. The Legal 500 United States guide recommended Ms. Sager in the Labor—Management Relations category in 2017 and 2018, the Labor and Employment—Labor and Employment Disputes (including collective actions): Defense category from 2016 to 2018 and the Labor and Employment—Labor and Employment Litigation category in 2015.