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Sarah Taylor Wirtz

Partner - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Represents management in a variety of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate, wage and hour, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Representative Matters

  • Represented public and private employers in high-profile, complex, multi-plaintiff discrimination and harassment matters.
  • Drafted comprehensive employee manuals for multi-state companies, including policies related to leaves of absence, confidentiality of information, and various benefit programs. 
  • Advised clients on a variety of discipline and termination-related issues. 
  • Member of the team representing a major Los Angeles employer appealing the results of a union election to the NLRB.
  • Served as in-house employment counsel for international food company (2005-2006).

Other Career Experience

  • Extern to United States Court of Appeals Judge Arthur Alarcón, Ninth Circuit, Los Angeles
  • Intern, Juvenile Diagnostic Department, Superior Court Social Services Division, Washington, D.C.





  • California
  • U.S. District Court
  •    Central District of California
  •    Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  •    Ninth Circuit


University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2001

Member, Spring 1999, Women's Law Journal; Wenzel Scholarship, 1998; Moot Court Participant, Fall 1999

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1998; summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; UCLA Honors Program

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