University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Spencer Skeen tries high exposure cases. He recently prevailed in a 3 ½ week, multi-plaintiff, jury trial concerning overtime exemptions. Skeen has defended hundreds of wage and hour class actions including cases with exposure in excess of $100 million. Skeen’s clients include Fortune 500 and publicly traded companies (such as Sterling Jewelers, Standard Parking, Manpower, Gucci and Brink’s), as well as local companies. In the last 12 months, Skeen obtained dismissal of class allegations in wage and hour class actions against supermarket chains, trucking companies, towing company, hotel conglomerate, restaurant chain, telecommunications company, and a staffing agency. In March of this year, Skeen defeated class certification for Manpower in a meal and rest period class action styled Pena v. Manpower Inc., United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:13-cv-01282.
Skeen is the managing shareholder of the San Diego office of Ogletree Deakins. He devotes his practice exclusively to the representation of management in labor and employment disputes, including class actions, wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, unfair competition and trade secret disputes. Skeen represents employers in state and federal court as well as before state and federal agencies. He has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, for having the highest legal and ethical standards. He was selected as a Top Attorney by The Daily Transcript in 2007 and 2008, and from 2011 to 2015. Skeen has been selected for inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers every year since 2008.
Skeen is the former co-chairman of the San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment section, a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the California State Bar.
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