ALICIA J. FARQUHAR
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Alicia Farquhar is Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She has practiced for over 22 years in Silicon Valley and is recognized as an expert in the field of employment law counseling and litigation.
Alicia's practice focuses on achieving results that make good business sense for her clients and includes the substantive areas of wage and hour (including internal audits and reclassification), leaves of absence, termination and performance counseling, reductions in force, workplace investigations, agency audits, workplace violence issues, and personnel policy drafting and review, as well as a wide range of other areas relating to employment law. Alicia also has advised companies with respect to employment due diligence matters in the merger and acquisition context.
In the course of her litigation experience, Alicia has handled matters involving wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, race discrimination, sexual harassment, fraud, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation, and intentional interference with business relations, in addition to a wide range of other claims.
Alicia has addressed numerous national and state legal organizations, including TechNet, the American Law Institute-American Bar Association, and the California Employer's Legal Council, and has conducted numerous client training sessions.
Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Alicia was associated with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she also practiced employment law.EDUCATION:
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1988
Member, Thurston Honors Society; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Real Property; Member, Phi Delta Phi
- B.A., Political Science (minor in Economics and Philosophy/Logic), University of California, San Diego, 1984
- Recipient of numerous awards for her legal work with nonprofit organizations, including the Bar Association of San Francisco's Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award, the John Wilson Award, and multiple Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Community Service Awards
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Employee of the Year, 2003
- State Bar of California