Vedder Price

Heather M. Sager

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Employment Class Action Group

Heather M. Sager is a member of the Labor and Employment group and serves as Administrative Shareholder in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Ms. Sager concentrates her practice in the areas of labor relations and employment with a focus on management-side representation in single-plaintiff, multi plaintiff, and collective and class action litigation in the context of wage and hour disputes, wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

She has served as lead counsel in numerous state and federal class, collective and representative actions, supervising fact investigation, discovery, certification and summary judgment briefing and argument, pretrial and settlement strategy, and notice proceedings.

Ms. Sager has extensive experience advising clients on social media law and its utilization within the context of employee relations and the protection of trade secrets. She has defended multiple high-stakes matters dealing with discrimination, wages and misuse of proprietary information, and she is familiar with cases in conjunction with FLSA collective action, travel pay claims under California State Law and NLRB petitions, hearings and proceedings.

While in law school, Ms. Sager served on the editorial board of the Fordham International Law Journal. She was also a volunteer mediator at the Bronx Civil Court, one of the founding members of the Fordham University School of Law’s Battered Women’s Clinic and a recipient of the Murray Public Service Award.

The Legal 500 United States guide recommended Ms. Sager in the Labor—Management Relations category in 2017, the Labor and Employment—Labor and Employment Disputes (including collection actions): Defense category in 2016 and 2017 and the Labor and Employment—Labor and Employment Litigation category in 2015.

Heather M. Sager

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Employment Class Action Group

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 1993, cum laude

Heather M. Sager

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Employment Class Action Group

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996

Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Women Business Owners, Bay Area Chapter
  • Member, Fordham University Law School Alumni Association

Heather M. Sager

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Employment Class Action Group

Heather M. Sager

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Employment Class Action Group