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Leslie Wallis • Of Counsel

Ogletree Deakins • Los Angeles, California

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Ogletree Deakins
633 West 5th Street
53rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90071
phone 213-239-9800
fax  213-239-9045


Leslie Wallis has represented employers in all aspects of employment law.  Leslie also served as in-house counsel for a financial institution.  She has trial experience, as well as experience in arbitrations and administrative proceedings.  Her litigation experience encompasses a broad range of employment issues, including harassment, discrimination, wage and hour matters, class actions, trade secret and unfair competition, and whistleblower and other retaliation claims.Leslie also advises employers in many industries on labor and employment issues including personnel policies and procedures, disciplinary matters and employee handbooks.  She also conducts training in the areas of harassment, discrimination and wage and hour issues, workplace investigations and audits employment practices and policies.Prior to beginning her legal career, Leslie studied with the Royal Ballet in London, England and then earned her Bachelor’s degree in ballet at Indiana University.  Following her career as a ballet dancer in the U.S. and abroad she returned to California to study law at UCLA.  Leslie was an associate editor of the UCLA Law Review and a judicial extern to the Honorable Harry Pregerson on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Leslie worked with Linda Claxton at the Los Angeles office of Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton, a labor and employment law firm with offices in Tennessee, Mississippi and California.


  • College: B.A., with high honors, Indiana University, 1980
  • Law School: J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1986

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California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California
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