April Sun

April Sun

April Sun
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6014

April Sun is a partner in Goodwin’s Employment practice. She is also a member of the firm’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (“CRED”) and serves as a CRED leader in the firm’s San Francisco office.


April represents companies in employment disputes that arise at all stages of a company’s lifecycle. She has obtained successful results for clients in courts and arbitrations in cases involving employee mobility (including trade secret misappropriation, non-competes and other restrictive covenants), misclassification of independent contractors, wage and hour violations, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination. She also represents employers in matters before the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and other administrative agencies charged with enforcement of labor and employment laws.

April serves as a key advisor to the firm’s technology, life sciences, private equity, and venture capitalist clients in complex employee relations and compliance issues. She has in depth knowledge of issues relating to workplace investigations, large scale reductions-in-force, employee classification, harassment, discrimination, and personnel policy development and implementation. She works with clients in the drafting and negotiation of critical agreements during the employee hiring and termination process, including executive employment agreements, separation agreements and well-crafted restrictive covenants. April provides comprehensive and pragmatic guidance to companies regarding employment law compliance, taking into account the particular needs of each client’s business and their workforce.

April is also an expert on employment law issues that arise in corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, and financings. April works closely with Goodwin’s deal teams on employment due diligence, negotiation of purchase agreements and other employment-related ancillary deal documents and employee transition matters.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, April served as a judicial extern to the Honorable William Q. Hayes and the Honorable M. James Lorenz for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

She was also a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where she worked on white collar crime and drug trafficking prosecutions.

April is a member of the American Bar Association and San Francisco Bar Association.




University of San Diego School of Law


University of California, Riverside



  • California


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Recognition & Awards

While attending law school, April was executive editor of the San Diego Law Review.