Plaintiff Magazine, a premier publication for attorneys who specialize in representing consumers and employees, features a profile of LVBH Partner Darci Burrell. The article describes some of Darci’s most memorable victories, including her first jury trial representing an African American woman against her employer, Caltrans, for discrimination and retaliation.
Another notable success was a class action case on behalf of the Oakland Raiders cheerleaders against the NFL team for wage and hour violations spurred by an employee versus independent contractor debate, which was settled for $1.25 million. Darci describes what she saw in the employment contract this way: “[T]hey weren’t being paid minimum wage. They weren’t being paid overtime. They just weren’t getting a lot of the things they were entitled to. I remember looking at this contract and just thinking this is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen.” The LVBH lawsuit was the first of a series of suits that brought fair compensation to cheerleaders leaguewide.
The full-spread profile in Plaintiff Magazine describes the path that led Darci to the law and to becoming a founding partner of LVBH, and quotes her words to live by — “You should never do or not do something because you are afraid.”