Andrew M. Ducart

Practices

Employment Law

Employment Litigation

Education

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2013

University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., Legal Studies and Politics, 2010

Bar Admissions

California

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Articles

Please Sit Down: Ninth Circuit Limits Federal Court Standing for Claims Under California’s PAGA

Andrew M. Ducart

Andrew M. Ducart

Associate

Andrew’s practice is focused on defending employers against employment-related claims in state and federal courts, at the trial and appellate levels, as well as before administrative agencies.

Andrew is experienced in defending complex class, collective and representative actions brought under California and/or federal wage and hour laws, including in high exposure, “bet-the-company” situations. He also has extensive experience in representing employers and management in defense of single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff lawsuits alleging various forms of discrimination (including disability, race, and gender), sexual harassment, retaliation (including whistleblower claims), wrongful termination, breach of employment contract, and employment-related tort claims. Andrew has represented clients across diverse industries—including manufacturing, retail, transportation and shipping, restaurant and food service, healthcare, broadcasting, and regulatory compliance—at all stages of the litigation process.

Before joining the firm, Andrew completed a series of federal judicial clerkships with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. He utilizes this invaluable experience and insight into the judicial process to develop litigation strategies unique to the circumstances of each case, and to effectively advance clients’ goals across each step of the litigation.

“I am a litigator with a focus on defending clients in employment-related lawsuits. In every case, I work persistently to develop and efficiently execute a defense strategy tailor-made to the client’s goals and their unique circumstances to reach a resolution that best realizes their aspirations.”

Getting hit with an employment lawsuit is often a very stressful experience. One of the most rewarding aspects of my practice is having the opportunity to tackle and efficiently resolve the pressing problem litigation presents for clients so they can instead focus their energies on operating their businesses.

Involvement

Honors

Graduated with Distinction

Dean’s Honor list (all 3 years)

Traynor Honor Society member

Managing Editor and Comment Editor, McGeorge Law Review

Published Law Review Comment: “Go Directly to Jail: How Misaligned Subsidies Undermine California’s Prisoner Realignment Goals and What is Possible to Maximize the Law’s Potential,” 44 McGeorge Law Review 481 (2013)

Witkin Awards for top grade in class in three courses.

Judicial Extern, Hon. Kendall J. Newman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento, CA

Former Law Clerk, California Attorney General’s Office, Appeals, Writs and Trials Division

University of California, Santa Cruz: Graduation Honors in Legal Studies major

Professional Associations and Memberships

Member, Sacramento County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

Member, Sacramento County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section

Member, International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi

Former Federal Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Kendall J. Newman and Hon. Carolyn K. Delaney, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento, CA