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Dorothy S. Liu

Partner, Labor and Employment

Hanson Bridgett LLP

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Hanson Bridgett LLP

333 Market Street , Suite 2300

San Francisco, California,94105

United States

Company Description

Hanson Bridgett (www.hansonbridgett.com) is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. ...more

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Background Information

Employment History

Law Clerk

Washington State Court of Appeals


Affiliations

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area

Board Member


AABA Law Foundation

Board Member


Asian American Bar Association

Committee Chair


Education

B.A.

Stanford University


J.D.

University of Washington School of Law


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Ethics Appointment Delayed; New Applicant Emerges | CitiReport

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The Rules Committee had heard testimony from Dorothy Liu and Allen Grossman, two candidates who applied earlier, as well from more than a dozen supporters on behalf of either Liu or Grossman.
The Rules Committee had heard testimony from Dorothy Liu and Allen Grossman, two candidates who applied earlier, as well from more than a dozen supporters on behalf of either Liu or Grossman. The Rules Committee delay was interpreted by some as a slap at Board President David Chiu who reportedly supports Liu. In her testimony, Liu referred to her past working relationship with Chiu at the Asian American Bar Association. The Rules Committee heard from Dorothy Liu, an attorney who has been active in community organizations but has not previously been involved in City government, and Allen Grossman, a favorite of critics of the Ethics Commission who believe that it has been reluctant to act on its mandate. At its March 17 Rules Committee meeting, Kim questioned applicants Dorothy Liu and Allen Grossman on issues ranging from televising the Ethics Commission meetings, defining who should be required to register as a lobbyist, and the greatest unmet challenge at the Ethics Commission. Liu and Grossman took opposite positions on several of the issues. Liu described the issue of televising Ethics Commission meetings as "a tough one for me," adding "I would just think through those issues and arguments a little bit, weigh both sides a little more before I come to a decision on that." Liu sidestepped the question of who should have to register as a lobbyist, stating "To be honest with you, I would need to review more carefully the argument for and against that as presented to the commission before I could decide on it. At the same time, Liu said she understood there are some exceptions regarding who must register as a lobbyist. On the issue of the greatest unmet challenge before the Ethics Commission, Liu raised the issue of rewriting rules and requirements, something that has preoccupied the Commission for most of the past six years. Liu would like to see the Commission "draft rules and regulations that are easy for the public to understand, easy to comply with, but at the same time strike a balance that is not a hindrance or burden to the public."


Who Are the Ethics Commissioners? | CitiReport

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Commissioner Dorothy Liu is a partner at Hanson Bridgett, where a partner served as the Ed Lee treasurer.
Dorothy Liu Dorothy Liu is one of two commissioners appointed under a charter requirement for appointees "broadly representative of the general public. However, in both cases the appointments went to attorneys, making four of the five commissioners with legal backgrounds. Liu was appointed in April on a narrow vote by the Board of Supervisors. Liu works for Hanson Bridgett, and since being appointed to Ethics, her firm has signed on as the local legal representative for the America's Cup, whose chair is Mark Buell, who also serves as chair of the Recreation and Park Commission. After CitiReport contacted Liu to ask how this would be interpreted in light of her appointment to the Ethics Commission, she said that language was now removed from their web site. Liu announced the expansion of her law firm's practice areas but also said a "fire wall" was erected that included ensuring that she derived no income from his clients and that she would recuse herself in cases involving him or Hanson Bridgett clients. According to the Hanson Bridgett web site, "Dorothy also handles benefits litigation and defends employers against claims of race and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract and wrongful termination in single-plaintiff and multiple-plaintiff matters at the trial and appellate levels." In a recent matter, Liu voted with other commissioners to dismiss a charge of retaliation, hearing from the city official in closed session but declining to hear from the city employees who filed the complaint. Commissioner Liu, in response to questions from CitiReport, clarified her view on conflict of interest issues:


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Dorothy S. Liu


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Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that on April 5, Partner Dorothy Liu was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to serve a 6-year term as Commissioner for the San Francisco Ethics Commission.
The Ethics Commission serves the public by enforcing all ethics laws and rules, including campaign finance and open government laws. Its mission is to practice and promote the highest standards of ethical behavior in government. "Having lived and worked in San Francisco since 1999, coupled with her legal background, Dorothy is certainly well-positioned to help enforce ethics issues facing our local government," said Andrew Giacomini, Hanson Bridgett LLP Managing Partner. Dorothy is a partner in Hanson Bridgett's labor and employment section. Dorothy regularly provides advice counseling to employers on compliance and human resources matters, including compliance with California's Labor Code. She leads wage and hour class action litigation on issues ranging from off-the-clock and overtime claims to meal and rest period claims under the Labor Code. Dorothy advises employers on managing leaves of absence, disability accommodation, and drafting personnel policies, and represents employers in state and federal courts on all aspects of employment law. Dorothy was a long-time member of the Community Services Committee of the Asian American Bar Association (from 2000 to 2007) and served as committee co-chair from 2003 to 2007. During her tenure, the committee partnered with the Chinatown Community Development Center on community rebuilding projects, and also partnered with both the Asian Law Caucus and with API Legal Outreach to run legal clinics for low-income San Francisco residents.


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