Phyllis is an employment law expert and a partner at DLA Piper, the largest global law firm. Before joining DLA Piper, Phyllis was the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the largest state civil rights agency in the United States. During her nearly seven-year tenure at DFEH, the agency took in 140,000 complaints and prosecuted between 400-500 cases, including several class complaints. Phyllis garnered wins and settlements of about $100 million plus affirmative relief. At DLA Piper, Phyllis focuses her practice on the employment policy, legislative and business development issues that concern companies in California.