Ms. Ochs works in the San Francisco office of Ogletree Deakins, where she is a Shareholder. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a civil litigator, with an emphasis on the defense of employment-related claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ochs’ experience includes successfully defending employers in both jury and bench trials and in arbitration proceedings. In addition to her active labor and employment litigation practice, Ms. Ochs has litigated a range of business disputes including, trade secrets, unfair competition, business interference, contract, defamation, and fraud disputes.
Ms. Ochs also has active advice, training, and investigations practices, assisting employers with a variety of employment and industrial relations issues. She has represented both private and public employers in a broad array of local, national, and international industries including the accounting, banking, defense, education, energy, hotel, manufacturing, retail, semiconductor, sports, transportation, technology, and utility industries.
Ms. Ochs received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she was a Regents Scholar. She received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. From 2005 through 2014, Ms. Ochs taught at Hastings as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the areas of Pretrial Practice and Employment Discrimination.
She is a past Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the National Bar Association (“NBA”), a past President of Black Women Lawyers of Northern California, and is a past Director of NBA Region IX.