Katherine Den Bleyker


Offices: Los Angeles | Costa Mesa

Direct: 213-647-0041

Fax: 213-306-1615


  • Professional Overview
    Katherine Den Bleyker is a partner in the Los Angeles and Orange County offices of O’Hagan Meyer, specializing in Wage & Hour Class Actions and representative lawsuits pursuant to the California Private Attorneys General Act ("PAGA"). She has extensive experience litigating complex cases in both state and federal court, including class action matters involving California’s consumer protection statutes, wage and hour regulations, unfair competition laws, and the Private Attorneys General Act.

    Additionally, Ms. Den Bleyker defends employers against claims brought by individual employees involving alleged harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage claims, both in court and before the relevant administrative agencies (including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing).

    Ms. Den Bleyker also provides preventative counseling to employers on various employment issues including compliance with wage and hour laws, employee terminations and discipline, and crafting employee policies, in an effort to help reduce the risk of litigation.
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • B.A. from University of Michigan.
    • J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.


    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    States Licensed

    • California
    • New York
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
    • Rising Stars® distinction in the field of Employment & Labor, Law & Politics, 2014–2019.
    Professional Presentations
    • Presenter, “2021 COVID-19 Employment Law Update,” February 2021.
    • Presenter, “2020 Employment Law Update,” February 2020.
    • Presenter, “Wage and Hour Update,” November 2019.
    • Presenter, “Dynamex, AB5, and You,” November 2019.
    • Presenter, “DOL Overtime Considerations,” April 2019.
    • Presenter, “An Epic Change: Arbitration Agreements in a New Era,” June 28, 2018.
    • Presenter, “A Wage and Hour Nightmare: Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court,” May 31, 2018.
    • Presenter, “Advantages and Pitfalls of Pick Up Stix Individual Settlement Strategy,” March 21, 2018.
    • Presenter, “Lessons from Williams v. Superior Court,” August 1, 2017.
    • Presenter, “PAGA: The Sue Your Boss Law,” March, 2016; September, 2016.
    • Presenter, “CLRA Class Actions and the Assisted Living Industry,” February 25, 2016 (Seattle, WA) and February 26, 2016 (Portland, Oregon).
    • Presenter, “PAGA: California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004,” December 1, 2015.
    • Presenter, “Wage and Hour 201,” May 5, 2015.
    • Courts Use Common Sense to Manage PAGA, Daily Journal (July 16, 2014).
    • The Relationship Between NLRA Section 7 and Social Media: “It’s Complicated,” Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, XXXII, No. 2 (2012).
    • The First Amendment Versus Operational Security: Where Should the Milblogging Balance Lie?, Fordham Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment Law Journal, 17 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 401 (2007).