Eleanor Morton has successfully represented working people and labor unions in litigation in federal and state courts, before federal and state administrative agencies and in mediation and arbitration. In 2011, she was named a “Rising Star” by California Lawyer magazine. Her specialties include representing workers in litigation to enforce federal and state overtime and prevailing wage laws and representing labor unions in both state and federal litigation. She also handles a wide array of other matters in the areas of collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, legislative policy and advice work.
• LaBrie v. UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., N.D. Cal. 08-cv-03182 (representing nation-wide class of delivery drivers misclassified as independent contractors and denied overtime, successfully settled for $12.8 million).
• Roberts v. Best Buy, Contra Costa Co. No. C02-01642 (representing managers misclassified as exempt from overtime in state-wide class action, successfully settled for $13.75 million).
• International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots v. National Park Service, No. 06-cv-2107, 2006 WL 1466829 (N.D. Cal. May 26, 2006) (obtaining a preliminary injunction prohibiting the National Park Service from letting a contract that failed require the payment of prevailing wages to the employees of the successor federal contractor).
• International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots v. Rea, Alameda Co. No. RG0625337 (obtaining a ruling expanding workers’ rights under state prevailing wage laws and resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement of unpaid wages for towboat crews).
Before joining Leonard Carder, Eleanor served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lynn Adelman in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Eleanor graduated from Earlham College with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa and from Northeastern University School of Law.