OCBA member Denisha McKenzie has joined national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips LLP as an associate in the firm's Irvine office.
As an associate with the firm, McKenzie’s practice area will focus on California employment law matters, along with employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, workplace safety and catastrophe management. McKenzie joins Fisher & Phillips after previously serving as a litigation associate at an Irvine-based firm. She represents and counsels employers in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. She earned her juris doctorate from the University of California, Irvine School of Law, where she was a member of the school's inaugural class. As a law student, Denisha co-founded the Orange County Human Rights Association, was one of the first student co-authors of the inaugural edition of the UC Irvine Law Review, and received the distinction of pro bono honors upon graduation for completing more than 120 hours of pro bono legal work in law school. McKenzie also received the Honos Civicus honor at Tufts University while earning her undergraduate degree.