April Sun is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of its Labor + Employment Practice. She joined Goodwin in 2013.

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Ms. Sun has represented clients ranging from start-ups to large public companies in a variety of business litigation and employment law matters. She has experience litigating actions in federal and state courts involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation; misclassification of independent contractors; wage and hour violations and other class or collective actions; unlawful retaliation and discrimination; and enforcement of non-competes and other restrictive covenants.  Ms. Sun also regularly counsels companies on issues including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour compliance, and personnel policy development and administration.

In addition to her employment practice, Ms. Sun has represented clients in white collar criminal defense, FinCEN and SEC proceedings, privacy matters, and internal investigations.

Since joining the firm, Ms. Sun has maintained an active and varied pro bono practice, ranging from providing labor and employment advice to nonprofit organizations to litigating housing and immigration matters. 

Professional Experience

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

She also served as 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.

Ms. Sun is a member of the San Francisco Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In particular, she is a member of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and its Standing Committee on Employment Rights and Responsibilities. Ms. Sun is also a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Recognition

While attending law school, Ms. Sun served as executive editor of the San Diego Law Review.

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Education

J.D., 2013
University of San Diego School of Law
B.A., 2008
University of California, Riverside

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California

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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
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