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Shanda Y. Lowe

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Shanda Lowe represents employers in the retail, manufacturing, and logistics industries against wrongful termination, employment discrimination, retaliation, and wage & hour actions in arbitrations, State and Federal Court. Shanda has extensive experience conducting internal investigations and providing recommendations regarding settlement of pre-litigation disputes and/or disciplinary actions for current employees. She also advises clients’ human resources teams regarding handbooks & policy updates, employee & contractor classification, employment notices & contracts, termination and disciplinary decisions, and responding to wage & hour audits by the Labor Commissioner’s Office and EDD.

Representative Matters

  • Opposed an appeal of a successful motion for summary judgment on behalf of the employer and five individual defendants in the 4th District Court of Appeals.*
  • Acted as trial counsel taking a fraudulent conversion case, with complicated discovery disputes and 5th Amendment issues, to a jury verdict approximately 3-4 months after taking over for prior counsel.*

*Denotes matters handled prior to joining MSK.

Other Career Experience

  • Senior Associate, Ford Harrison, LLP 
  • Associate, Adli Law Group PC
  • Attorney, Southern California Gas Company 
  • Reserve Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles City, Central Branch


Practice Areas


  • California, 2011
  • U.S.D.C., Central District of California 
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of California 
  • U.S.D.C., Northern District of California 


Loyola Law School, LL.M. in Taxation 

Southwestern Law School, J.D. 

Claremont McKenna College, B.A. 

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