Krista M. Cabrera


Krista Cabrera is an employment attorney focusing her practice on employment litigation, counseling, and training. She is a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, regularly representing employers in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, proprietary information and trade secret, and class action wage and hour litigation.

In addition to her litigation work, Krista also provides counseling services, focused on drafting agreements, litigation avoidance, and the review and preparation of various employment related policies and procedures. She trains managers and human resources (HR) professionals regarding harassment, discrimination, and retaliation avoidance.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Litigation – Labor and Employment (2022-2024) and Employment Law – Management (2024)
  • Selected in San Diego Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” (2014)
  • Selected as a San Diego Top Attorney by the San Diego Daily Transcript (2011 and 2012)


  • Member, San Diego Lawyers Club
  • Former Member, National Human Resources Association, Programs Committee for the San Diego chapter
  • Former Barrister, Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court Member, San Diego Bar Association, Labor Law Section

Presentations and Publications

  • Co-author, “Navigating Return Of Calif. COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave,” Law 360 March 7, 2022)
  • Quoted, “Do’s & Don’ts For Policing Workers’ Off-Duty Social Media Use,” Law 360 (November 25, 2020)
  • Co-author, “Whatever the Court Decides It Won’t End the Debate Over Class Action vs. Individual Arbitration,” Talent Management and HR (November 21, 2018)
  • Quoted, “Working Out Your Final Notice – Ask #HR Bartender,” HR Bartender (August 23, 2015)
  • Author of regular column, “Legal Consult,” EMS Insider (2013-2016)
  • Co-author, “Employers, Get to Know the New Religious Accommodation Rules,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (February 6, 2013)
  • Assisted with research, drafts, and preparation of “Litigating Wage and Hour Cases: Defendants’ Perspective,” Wage and Hour Law and Litigation (Continuing Education of the Bar)
  • Co-author, “Two Conflicting Visions for Fixing Employment Law,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 8, 2006)
  • Co-author, “Claims by Illegal Immigrants,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (December 7, 2006)
  • Co-author, “Court Holds California Employers Cannot ‘Average’ Wages to Determine Minimum Wage and Instructs on The Proper Method for Determining California’s Minimum Wage Law,” SDEA Newsletter (February 2006)
  • Co-author of regular column, “Order,” San Diego Lawyer Magazine 
  • Speaker, “Legal Considerations for High-Growth Startups – Harassment in the Workplace,” 4thly Startup Accelerator, October 12, 2022
  • Speaker, “Women, Diversity & Change,” The Women in Law Summit Series, October 23, 2019
  • Speaker, “Reasonable Accommodation and ADA,” University of San Diego School of Law, November 8, 2017
  • Speaker, “OC Roundtable: Combating The Rise Of California Disability Discrimination Lawsuits,” Association of Corporate Counsel, March 22, 2016
  • Speaker, “Workplace Investigations in Employment Litigation,” San Diego County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, May 22, 2013
  • Speaker, “Meal & Rest Periods, and Other Hot Employment Law Topics,” California Ambulance Association, September 2012
  • Speaker, “ADA Mysteries Solved: A Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation & the Interactive Process,” EEOC San Diego Seminar, July 2011
  • Speaker, “Employees on the Internet: Legal and Practical Concerns,” San Diego State University, Continuing Education, April 2008
  • Speaker, “Employees and the Internet,” East County Personnel Association, February 2007
  • Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training, ongoing since Fall 2005
01 March 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents GamerSafer in Acquisition of Minehunt

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented GamerSafer, a security and online gamer experience startup, in the acquisition of the Minehunt business unit from Super League.
10 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Alpha IRB in Sale to Sabai Group

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Alpha Independent Review Board, LLC in its sale to Sabai Group LLC.
05 December 2023 Events

It All Begins in California: New Laws for 2024 and What May Be Coming to Your State Soon

The legal landscape in California is poised for some big changes — from laws expanding restrictions on restrictive covenants to laws that raise the minimum wage for health care and fast food workers, the potential effect on employers is significant.
02 October 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

New Legislation Extends California Noncompete Ban to Agreements Signed Outside the Golden State and May Impose Notice Obligations that Apply Retroactively

As we’ve previously written, California already takes a strong position against employee noncompete agreements.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
24 July 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

PAGA Litigation Remains in Play Following California Supreme Court Decision

As many California employers are aware, PAGA allows employees to bring claims on behalf of the state to recover civil penalties for violations of the California Labor Code. In a successful PAGA action, the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency is entitled to 75% of the recovered penalties, and the remaining 25% goes to the “aggrieved employees.”