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SEDGWICK ATTORNEY PROFILE

Holly Hublou Williams

Special Counsel, Orange County, California

Employment Law

Unfair Competition

Business Litigation

Intellectual Property

Holly Hublou Williams

949.567.7802 tel

949.852.8282 fax

holly.williams@sdma.com

Current Scope of Practice

Holly Hublou Williams has extensive experience representing national and global companies on a full

spectrum of employment law matters, including discrimination, unlawful harassment, wrongful termination,

leave law violations, retaliation and whistle-blowing, unfair competition, and wage and hour related issues.

She has successfully represented her clients in federal and state court trials, as well as in California

administrative agency and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations and hearings.

Ms. Williams has a large range of clients, including both public and privately held corporations, as well as

national and global Fortune 500 companies in industries such as health care, publishing, oil and gas, aviation

maintenance, automotive (car dealerships), banks, and a variety of nonprofits.

Having formerly held vice president of human resources and general counsel positions, she brings a

unique business background to the practice of employment law. Using her business and employment law

experience, Ms. Williams routinely counsels, trains and assists businesses on all aspects of human resources

matters, including best practices in employee hiring and terminations, discipline, performance management,

leave programs, and the development of employment U. S. and worldwide employee policies and agreements.

Additionally, Ms. Williams has trained thousands of California supervisors on state Assembly Bill 1825

required supervisor unlawful harassment. She also prepares and negotiates senior management level

employment and separation agreements, as well as other key employee agreements, such as arbitration,

confidentiality, electronic and digital communications agreements.

Ms. Williams is also experienced in the area of intellectual property having represented Fortune 100

companies in trade secret and patent litigation. Combining her intellectual property expertise with her

employment law background, she works with employers throughout the country to implement trade secret

protection policies and programs in order to ensure the most protection possible in an era of digital

communication and increasing employee mobility.

Affiliations, Activities and Accomplishments

Ms. Williams is admitted to practice in California and Colorado; U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.); U.S. District

Court (N.D. Cal); U.S. District Court (C.D. Cal.), and U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal).


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Ms. Williams is a member of the board of directors for Public Law Center from 2000 to present, where she

received the 1997 California State Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award. She is also actively involved with

Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Ms. Williams is also a member of the Society for Human Resource

Management (SHRM) and Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA).

Ms. Williams externed for Justice Allen Broussard of the California Supreme Court in 1990.

In 1999, Ms. Williams was recognized as “20 Under 40 Likely To Succeed” by the California Daily Journal

publication.

Publications

• “The Use of Electronic Media in the Workplace: Practical Steps to Limit Liability,” Orange County Business

Journal, April 10, 2000.

• “Evidence May Be Admissible in Litigation," Orange County Business Journal, April 5, 1999.

• “All the Rage,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 16, 1998.

• “Workplace Violence: 10 Steps to a Safer Workplace,” HR Focus (an American management Association

Publication), February 1997.

• “Violence in the Workplace: A Reality for Men and Women,” California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly,

Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter, 1997.

• “Violence in the Workplace: Women at Risk,” Los Angeles Daily Journal, Human Resources Guide, June 10,

1996.

Education

Ms. Williams received her B.A. in political science and history, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount

University (1988). She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, (1991). Ms.

Williams attended University of California, Boalt Hall Law School (1990-1991) where she was a staff member

for California Law Review.

She is also a Blessing & White Certified Trainer/Facilitator for the Leadership Training Program, “Helping

Others Succeed.”

Other Information

Holly enjoys gourmet and “short order” cooking, traveling and running.

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