Overview

Thy represents employers in single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff lawsuits in state and federal court.  She regularly defends employers in lawsuits alleging causes of action for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour violations, and other statutory and common-law claims arising from the employment relationship.  In addition to her litigation practice, Thy also performs workplace investigations and provides day-to-day counseling advice to employers.

She is exceptionally skilled in all facets of courtroom advocacy, fact gathering, discovery, law and motion practice, and legal research.  She is often able to resolve matters quickly and efficiently, through creative and sometimes unconventional case strategy.

Her clients include public and private sector employers in a broad range of industries, including retail, healthcare, higher education, and real estate.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2020)
  • Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women, Southern California Super Lawyers® (2020)
  • Top 100 Up-and-Coming, Southern California Super Lawyers® (2020)
  • Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers® (2015–2020)
  • Lawyers of Color, Hot List (2013)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Committee, Co-Chair (2016–present)
    • Southern California Regional Governor (2018–2020)
    • Young Lawyers Network, Co-Chair (2015–2019)
    • At-Large Board Member (2014–2016)
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association
    • President (2017-2018)
  • Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties
    • Board of Directors (2014-present)

About Me

Thy’s hobbies include sailing, yoga, and indoor cycling. She loves animals and has a dog named Sir Rupert Woofington.

  • “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” 
  • Rosa Parks

Practice Emphasis

  • Litigation Employment
  • Litigation Prevention and Defense
  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation
  • Sexual Harassment Investigations and Defense

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science

  • LL.M., merit honors, 2007

University of Southern California

  • J.D., 2007

University of California, Riverside

  • B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • All California Federal U.S. District Courts

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
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