Jenny Yu is an employment attorney with a focus on wage-and-hour claims, class actions, and the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) representative actions. She has handled many aspects of complex employment litigation. She is also experienced in wrongful termination and discrimination claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the California Labor Code. She also provides preventative counseling and advice to governmental entities and companies on a range of employment topics including wage and hour, leave laws, and personnel policies.
Earlier in her career, Jenny represented foster youth in San Francisco and Alameda Counties. In that role, she advocated for underserved and marginalized children and young people as they navigated the juvenile court systems, educational barriers, and instability. She worked closely with social workers, teachers, therapists, and community-based organizations. She also provided legal education and volunteer opportunities to law students as a supervising attorney for the FosterEd program at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Prior to her work in public interest law, she worked as a volunteer attorney on a case before the Special Court for Sierra Leone, a tribunal set up by the government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations to prosecute crimes against humanity and war crimes, including the mining of blood diamonds, during the Sierra Leone Civil War.
On her time off, she enjoys hiking, working out, arranging flowers, and spending time with her partner, two girls, and their rescue pittie, Liz Diller. She is conversationally fluent in Korean and continues to study Spanish.