Law School/Year: University of San Diego School of Law/1995, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif
College/Year: University of California, San Diego/1992
Labor and Employment
Cindy Freeland has been practicing since 1995, helping her clients create clear expectations for employee performance and to advocating for her clients in defense of those expectations. She believes that a company’s best strategy in litigation is created long before any complaint is filed. Freeland represents employers in state and federal court, in arbitration and mediation, and in matters before administrative agencies including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Employment Development Department. Her practice includes providing counsel to her clients in creating and enforcing policies and establishing human resource systems that are legally compliant and that make business sense for the employer’s unique workplace. She assists employers in conducting investigations of employee misconduct, including sexual harassment, and she conducts in-house training on various employment law issues. Freeland was a partner in the employment practices group at Baker & McKenzie LLP from 1996 to 2007. She served a judicial clerkship for the Honorable A. Andrew Hauk, District Court Judge, Central District from 1995 to 1996.
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, former board member; Federal Bar Association, member and former board member; State Bar of California; San Diego County Bar Association, member; San Diego Lawyers Club, member, board member, co-chair of Programs Committee