Marissa L. Lyftogt is an associate in WTK's Employment Law group. Her practice focuses on claims of harassment, retaliation, discrimination, failure to accommodate, and wrongful termination. She also has extensive experience defending wage and hour class actions. In addition to defending employers through litigation, Marissa devotes her time assisting employers with compliance as she believes that proactive compliance is the best defense. In this capacity, she prepares training materials, provides counseling, and drafts employee handbooks, policies, pay plans, and employment agreements. Prior to joining the firm, Marissa worked at a national labor and employment law firm representing employers. Prior to her career as an attorney, she worked as a legal assistant at an HR and employment law consulting firm where she conducted wage and hour audits, assisted with workplace investigations and developed training programs on fair employment practices.
Education •University of San Diego School of law – J.D., 2008
•University of San Diego School of Business Administration, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
Professional and Community Affiliations •San Diego County Bar Member, Young New Lawyers Section •Defense Research Institute (DRI), Young Lawyers Liaison to the Labor and Employment Law Committee •University of San Diego Alumni Organization •California Young Lawyer's Association Board of Directors (2012-2015)