Julie G. Yap is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw’s Labor & Employment department based in the Sacramento office. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and includes the defense of class and multi-plaintiff actions arising out of alleged violations of federal and state statutes prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment, as well as the defense of class and collective actions arising out of alleged violations of federal and state wage and hour laws. Prior to joining Seyfarth, Ms. Yap was a Supreme Court Fellow in the Court’s Administrative Office of the United States Courts and a career judicial clerk for the Honorable Frank C. Damrell, Jr., of the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of California. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where she has lectured on legal research, writing, contract law, complex civil litigation, and guest lectured on civil procedure. Ms. Yap is the founder of the California Series on Seyfarth Shaw’s national Wage and Hour Litigation Blog and served as Senior Editor of the California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog. She regularly blogs on legal developments related to employment law, complex discrimination litigation, class actions, and wage-and-hour law at wagehourlitigation.com, calpecs.com, and workplaceclassaction.com. Ms. Yap is a 2015, 2016, and 2018 Best of the Bar winner by the Sacramento Business Journal. She was also named as a “Top Lawyer” by Sacramento Magazine in 2016 and 2017.