Delia A. Isvoranu


  • Delia A. Isvoranu
  • Phone: +1 415 957 3093

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    Spear Tower
    One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
    San Francisco, CA 94105-1127

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


  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Court of Appeals of 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


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


  • 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

Media Hits

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Litigating and Trying Employment Cases in the Wake of the Pandemic," The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Annual Labor and Employment Conference, February 3, 2022
  • Speaker, "State of the Workplace in 2021: Reopening in a Partially Vaccinated Environment and the New Administration," Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, May 19, 2021
  • Speaker, "State Law Updates, Including COVID-19 Workplace Laws and Regulations," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, November 12, 2020
  • Speaker, "Employment Life Cycle of the Remote Employee," The New Reality of Workplace Law and Practice in the COVID-19 Era, Duane Morris LLP, Webinar, October 27, 2020
  • Speaker, “2020 Vision: Legal Issues to Watch for in the Workplace,” Duane Morris Breakfast Briefing, San Francisco, 2019
  • Speaker, Developments in Workplace Law and Practice, "New Episodes in Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Law," 2019

  • Instructor, "New California Laws Enacted in Wake of #MeToo—More Bad News for Employers," Duane Morris Institute, 2019

  • 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