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Amy C. Hirsh

Of Counsel


Amy C. Hirsh is an experienced attorney who represents and counsels employers in all aspects of employment law, with an emphasis on single plaintiff discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases, and wage and hour class actions.  Ms. Hirsh advises employers regarding employment policies and procedures, disability accommodations, leaves of absence, harassment investigations, employee discipline and discharges, employee classification and pay practices, litigation avoidance, and administrative proceedings.  Additionally, Ms. Hirsh negotiates separation agreements, executive employment agreements, and other employment-related contracts.  With a background in management, Ms. Hirsh brings a practical business-oriented view to the table in her practice.

In addition to practicing law, Ms. Hirsh serves as an adjunct professor of employment law, contract law, and tort law.  She is active in her community, including serving on the site council of an elementary school and in various capacities with her local BSA Scout units.  Ms. Hirsh enjoys being outdoors with her family, exploring all that the Bay Area and beyond has to offer. 

Practice Areas:

  • Discrimination, Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Disability, Duty to Accommodate
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Employment Policies and Procedures
  • Employment Contracts

Professional And Educational Background

  • Attorney, Arena Hoffman LLP (2011 – 2018, 2021-present)
  • Senior Core Part-Time Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Law at Northcentral University (2015-present)
  • Associate, Paul Hastings (2007 – 2011)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (2006 – 2007)
  • Summer Associate, Paul Hastings (2005)
  • Legal Extern, Honorable Dana M. Sabraw, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (2004)
  • Manager, SBC Communications (2000 – 2003)
  • Univ. of California, at Los Angeles, J.D., May 2006
  • Univ. of California, Los Angeles, B.A., June 2000


  • California State Bar, admitted in 2006
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • All U.S. District Courts of California