Moira Heiges-Goepfert is Counsel at Outten & Golden in its San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group.  She represents employees in class action discrimination (race, gender, immigration and criminal history), wage and hour, and Fair Credit Reporting Act cases, as well as other civil rights cases aimed at eliminating systemic injustice.  Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Moira clerked for the Honorable Jon O. Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Honorable Valerie Caproni, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  She also worked as a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and taught English literature and writing at a public university in Beijing, China.  Moira earned her B.A. with honors from Yale University in 2004, and her J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2010, where she served as Managing Editor for the Minnesota Law Review.

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Bar Admission and Professional Activity

Ms. Heiges-Goepfert is admitted to practice law only in California and New York.

Ms. Heiges-Goepfert is admitted to the following federal courts: The United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York, and the Northern District of California; and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Ninth Circuit.

    • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
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Blogs & Publications

Apple Must Pay Workers for Time Spent on Mandatory Inspections, California Supreme Court Unanimously Rules

If your employer required you to wait around your workplace for up to 45 minutes after the end of your shift before letting you go home, you would likely want to be paid for that “off the clock” time. If you work in California, your state’s highest court agrees with…

Changes to New Jersey Law Expand Worker Protections and Target Employee Misclassification

Several recent changes in New Jersey employment law have increased protections for Garden State workers. This stands in contrast to new interpretations of federal wage and hour law, which have generally been viewed as much more employer-friendly. The new laws in New…

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Awards & Recognition
  • 2024: Best Lawyer