Amy Moolin Cu
amc [at] ssdslaw [dot] com
Areas of Practice
Amy Moolin Cu concentrates on all facets of employment and labor law. Her practice centers on representing public and private sector labor unions and their members in state and federal court, at arbitration hearings, and before administrative agencies. Ms. Cu also works with SSDS’s employee benefits team to arbitrate trustee deadlocks and litigate ERISA matters. She frequently collaborates with local labor and social justice organizations to draft legislation and advance labor causes.
During her advocacy for labor unions and their members, Ms. Cu served as lead counsel in Associated Chino Teachers v. Chino Valley Unified School District (2018) 30 Cal.App.5th 530, a seminal case which helped to establish appellate court precedent regarding public sector employee rights under the California Public Records Act and vindicated the constitutional privacy rights of public sector employees against unwarranted invasions of their personal privacy.
Other victories include obtaining six-figure settlement agreements for labor organizations and class members, achieving reinstatement and backpay for wrongfully terminated grievants, and persuading an Administrative Law Judge to rescind almost all of the layoff notices issued to teachers in an entire school district. In 2021 alone, Ms. Cu provided legal assistance leading to the recognition of three new bargaining units within the University of California, including a unit of approximately 17,000 Graduate Student Researchers—the largest new union organized nationwide in 2021.
Ms. Cu has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a recognition given to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state, and is also a recipient of the AFL-CIO’s Hiatt Conference Fellowship, which is given to attorneys of color and attorneys whose work involves broadening the labor movement. She regularly speaks at various conferences and training sessions for union members, union staff, and attorneys. Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Cu enjoys solving Rubik’s cubes, playing electric guitar, and hiking with her husband, dog, and two kids.
Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, Dean's Honor List, Articles Editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Los Angeles, Clerkship
Hadsell, Stormer, Renick & Dai LLP, Clerkship
The Honorable Dean D. Pregerson of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Externship
AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Association
Southern California Labor and Employment Relations Association