Lathrop GPM Partner Laura Reathaford Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women of Influence


LOS ANGELES (May 29, 2024)Lathrop GPM is proud to announce that Partner Laura Reathaford has been included in the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ)’s 2024 edition of Women of Influence: Attorneys. This distinction is bestowed on the Los Angeles region’s most influential women legal professionals.

Each year, the LABJ recognizes women for exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility. Honorees display exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards and are major contributors to the Los Angeles community.

Reathaford is an accomplished employment litigator who has led the firm's California-based labor and employment group from its Los Angeles office since 2019. She was appointed Partner in Charge of the L.A. office in January 2023. Laura is widely respected by her peers in the legal field and is known for her impressive track record in bet-the-company cases, litigating hundreds of wage and hour class and collective actions with a particular emphasis on class actions and representative actions under California's Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

A recognized thought leader, Reathaford is regularly called upon as an authority for the media on stories related to PAGA cases or issues involving PAGA claims. She is a prolific author on employment and labor industry matters and her articles are frequently published in leading legal publications and websites, including the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Society for Human Resource Management.

Women of Influence: Attorneys honorees are selected by the LABJ editorial department from nominations submitted by readers. The professionals were chosen based on a demonstration of impact on the legal profession and their community.

Read the list of Women of Influence: Attorneys honorees.