• Rebecca L. Torrey

    Partner
    Employment & Labor
    Sports Law
    rtorrey@manatt.com
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4172
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224

    Washington
    Direct: 310.312.4172
    General: 202.585.6500
    Fax: 202.585.6600

    Education

    Duke Law School, J.D., LL.M. in International & Foreign Law
    Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal.

     

    University of Kansas, M.A. in European History.

     

    Emporia State University, B.A. in Physics and French Literature.

    Bar Admissions
    California
    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements

    Profile

    Rebecca Torrey is experienced in all aspects of employment law, with an emphasis on defending employers in single plaintiff and class action cases in state and federal court.

    Ms. Torrey regularly advises employers in the full range of employment matters, including wage and hour issues, protecting trade secrets and the use of nondisclosure agreements, unlawful harassment prevention, EEO and affirmative action compliance (including regression and adverse impact analysis), leaves of absence, background and drug screening, employment agreements, the use of independent contractors, hiring and termination decisions, personnel practices and policies, employee counseling and discipline, reductions in force and layoffs, and, generally, compliance with state and federal laws.

    Ms. Torrey represents middle market California businesses, start-ups and large national companies in most industries, including technology; manufacturing and distribution; professional and financial services; entertainment; PEO and staffing services; background investigations; import/export; healthcare; property management; advertising; and tax exempt organizations.

    Ms. Torrey frequently presents seminars to employers and professionals on various topics, including wage and hour issues, the prevention of unlawful harassment, EEO and affirmative action, compliance with Fair Credit Reporting laws and litigation prevention.

    Prior to her law firm practice, Ms. Torrey served as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha for the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

     

    Named as one of the Top-Ranked Attorneys, Chambers USA, 2014.

     

    Publications

    "Leaves of Absence," Inside Counsel, April 4, 2011.

    "Background Checks Could Lead to Discriminatory Hiring Practices," Inside Counsel, March 7, 2011.

    "Be Proactive in Preventing Off-The-Clock Work," Inside Counsel, February 21, 2011.

    "Firing Employees in a High Unemployment Environment," Inside Counsel, February 7, 2011.

    "Avoiding Social Networking Land Mines For Employers," Inside Counsel, November 4, 2010.

    “CEO Advisor: A Little Relief?” California CEO, Fall 2004.

    “Doing Due Diligence to Uncover ‛Bad Apple’ Applicants,” Los Angeles Business Journal and Pacific Coast Business Times, October 2002.

    “Affirmative Office: Labor Department Steps Up Audits of Government Contractors,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1999.

    “Even-Handed,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1996.

    “First Amendment Claims Against Public Broadcasters: Testing the Public’s Right to a Balanced Presentation,” D.L.J. 1386, 1989.

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of  California.  Admitted to practice in California.

    Member, American Bar Association.

    Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.

    Speaking Engagements