Delia A. Isvoranu is a trial attorney with extensive experience in the litigation defense of all types of employment-related matters, wage and hour claims and class actions, and commercial disputes. She has tried over a dozen cases in various venues involving a broad range of employment claims, as well as commercial breach of contract and fraud actions. She has obtained summary judgment in dozens of employment matters, and has also defeated class certification in multiple wage-and-hour putative class actions. Ms. Isvoranu has also handled a number of appeals as a Respondent in state and federal court and has argued before appellate courts on numerous occasions. 

Ms. Isvoranu represents employers in a variety of industries and a broad range of issues, including in union/labor arbitrations. She also works in partnership with in-house counsel and human resources personnel to provide guidance and assistance in the areas of employee discipline, policies, termination, layoffs, reductions in force and responses to DFEH/EEOC and DLSE claims.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law and Litigation

  • Wage and Hour Claims

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Personal Injury/Premises Liability Claims

  • Maritime Litigation

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of San Francisco, B.A., cum laude, 2000

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2018-present

  • Sedgwick LLP
    - Partner, 2013-2017

  • Brown, Eassa and McLeod LLP
    - Associate/Partner, 2001-2013

Professional Activities

  • Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court
    - Executive Committee Member

  • Bar Association of Alameda County
    - Labor and Employment Section, Executive Committee Member

  • Contra Costa County Bar Association

  • Alameda County Bar Association

  • San Francisco County Bar Association

Selected Publications

  • Author, Various Articles for California Employment Law Letter, 2013-Present

  • Author, "Risks Calif. Employers Face Using Time-Rounding Software to Record Employee Hours," The Recorder, July 2018

  • Author, “The Impact of Changes to California’s Fair Pay Act,” The View Magazine, 1st Quarter 2016

  • Author, “A Motivating Reason: Chipping Away at Pretext,” Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, March 2013

  • Author, “Employer Blogging/Message Boarding Policy — Does Your Client Have One?” Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, August 2008

  • Author, “Employer Ramifications of Office Romances,” Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, August 2006

  • Author, “Meal Breaks: How Far Must an Employer Go to Ensure Employee Compliance With Meal Breaks,” East Bay Business Times, 2005

     

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "2017 Employment Law Update and Changes," MCLE Presentation, 2017

  • Presenter, "Deposition Best Practices," MCLE Presentation, 2016

  • Presenter, "Wage-and-Hour Trends," MCLE Presentation, 2016

  • Presenter, "2016 Civil Procedure Changes," MCLE Presentation, 2016

  • Presenter, “Social Media in the Workplace,” CCCBA MCLE Presentation, 2012

  • Presenter, “Ethical Issues for Labor and Employment Lawyers,” CCBA MCLE Presentation, 2011

  • Moderator, “Jury Selection in Employment Cases,” ACBA MCLE Presentation, 2010

  • Presenter, “Legal Landmines of Social Media,” MCLE Presentation, 2009

  • Presenter, “Employment Motions: What Works and What Doesn’t,” MCLE Presentation, 2008

  • Presenter, “Employment and Labor Law Compliance,” MCLE Presentation, 2008

  • Presenter, “Employment Law Update,” MCLE Presentation, 2007

  • Presentation author, HR Compliance Workshop, 2006