Membership Directory - Individual

Wu James

Managing Counsel, Employment Litigation at Tesla, Inc.
Member Since: 2019


cityName: Hayward
province: CA
Phone: Available to Members
Mobile Phone: Available to Members
Race: Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander
Description of Member's Practice: Defense litigation for employers. I vigorously and strategically defend clients in employment litigation matters in courts and administrative agencies, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour (unpaid wages/OT, missed meal/rest breaks), class/collective actions, and Private Attorney's General Act claims. Advice/counsel for employers regarding strategies to avoid litigation and minimize exposure during litigation. Topics and services include drafting personnel policies and procedures, various agreements (employment, independent contractor, severance, etc.), Employee Handbooks and HR documents, conducting investigations and training, and reducing companies' risk and exposure by helping them understand and comply with local, state and federal employment laws. Investigations, training programs and presentations.
Member Type: In-House / Corporate Counsel
Member Profile: I am Managing Counsel, Employment Litigation, Class Action and PAGA, for Tesla, Inc. Since 1996, I have defended employers in Labor/Employment litigation matters, and advised employers in how to comply with the complex maze of federal, state and local employment laws. In 2018 & 2019, I served as the President of the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and I have served on the Board since 2012. Before going in-house, I was recognized by SuperLawyers in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Firm/Company: Tesla
Firm/Company Size: 50-100+
Firm/Company Office Locations: California, District of Columbia, Texas
Firm/Company Website:
Bar Admissions (up to 10): California, Colorado, Illinois
Former Member of the Bench: No
Percent of Members Time Spent on Employment Law Matters: 75 - 100
Percent of Member's Practice Spent on Plaintiff's Employment Matters: 0