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Michelle Harrington

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles

1055 West Seventh Street
Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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J.D., California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, 1994
B.A., Dean's List, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1989
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Michelle Harrington

Senior Counsel

Michelle Harrington is Senior Counsel in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Ms. Harrington’s practice involves representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations in individual plaintiff matters as well as in class and representative actions typically involving the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA). Since 1997, she has represented and advised employers on all aspects of employment regulations, including posting requirements, sex harassment training, meal and rest break requirements, and the classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt. She has reviewed and prepared employee handbooks, severance agreements and executive contracts. The types of employers Ms. Harrington has represented range from family-owned businesses to national retailers. She has obtained defense verdicts in jury trials in her areas of practice and has arbitrated and mediated in excess of 100 cases in her practice.

While attending law school, Ms. Harrington was recipient of the American Jurisprudence award in Moot Court and the Academic Achievement Award. She was also the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship, which paid for her tuition. Throughout law school, she volunteered with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program to provide assistance to the indigent.


  • Presenter, "2019 California Employment Law Update," Clark Hill Seminar, January 15, 2019
Member, Employment & Labor Law Section of the L.A. County Bar Association
Volunteer, Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Practice Areas
Labor & Employment