Phoebe Vu Cachuela

Associate—Employment Law

Phoebe Vu Cachuela represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, and class action and collective matters in state and federal courts.  She has successfully defended clients in various levels of appellate work on both state and federal levels.

Phoebe represents employers and management before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Fair Housing and Employment, and the California Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.  She has experience with traditional labor matters, including the representation of employers in unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance arbitrations, Section 301 litigation, and NLRB representation proceedings.

Phoebe also has extensive experience counseling employers, including performing employment and labor audits, workplace investigations, and drafting policy manuals and employee handbooks.

Outside of the office, Phoebe enjoys spending time with her husband and sheepadoodle, powerlifting, and cycling.

Assistant: Lori Newberry

Representative Experience

  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment of FEHA discrimination, FEHA retaliation, and whistleblower retaliation claims against regional health care provider in Superior Court.
  • Obtained favorable finding by Board of Adjustment upholding large grocery chain’s “for cause” termination of a warehouse employee.
  • Defended public entity in suit brought by former employee alleging discrimination based on race, gender, and age.  Oversaw discovery and assisted in developing strategy for negotiating favorable settlement.
  • Successfully briefed and second-chaired oral arguments before the California Supreme Court (Larkin v. W.C.A.B. (City of Marysville) (2015) 62 Cal.4th 152) regarding peace officer’s entitlement to temporary disability benefits in favor of public entity client.

Professional Affiliations

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement
Member, Asian Bar Association of Sacramento
Member, Sacramento Human Resources Association
Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Traynor Honor Society & Dean’s List, 2013
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2009

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions
United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
United States District Court Eastern District of California
United States District Court Northern District of California