Class of 2006
Principal at Law Offices of Shane Loomis, Westlake Village, CA
How long have you been involved with this area of practice and what made you initially interested in this area?
Before law school, I worked in software systems design and development. The work involved designing computer software to automate processes and to improve the efficiency of those processes. While learning about different industries and about how different companies responded to challenges of those industries was interesting, but it lacked a human component. Employment law involves dealing with one of the most important and sensitive aspects of peoples’ lives from the perspective of the individual person. People define themselves in large part by the work they do. The ability to work with clients to solve important problems related to the relationship between people, their employers, their work, and their personal lives makes this area of law particularly interesting. I began working in employment law during my last year of law school. I was a law clerk and began handling discrimination and harassment cases. I was eventually assigned to a wage and hour case. Since then, I have worked on a number of wage and hour cases, including single plaintiff and large class action cases.