lakeisha K. poole

poole@lkplegal.com  | 408-580-4103

Lakeisha Poole specializes in employment and labor law counseling and litigation. Ms. Poole represents a broad spectrum of clients, including computing consulting companies, start-ups, small business owners, non-profit organizations and individual employees at all levels (entry-level to executive-level). 

Education

  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, California
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The State Bar of California (2006)
  • US District Courts: Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Charles Houston Bar Association
  • Member, San Mateo County Bar Association (Employment Section)
  • Board member-Membership Chair, Black Women Lawyers of Northern California

Relevant Prior Employment

Judicial Intern to the Honorable Ricardo Urbina, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Reviewed court records and researched civil legal issues; drafted memoranda and prepared oral presentation on issues; assisted in drafting opinions and court orders; observed and assisted in various stages of courtroom proceedings.

Social Compliance Account Manager: Managed four accounts generating over $500K in revenue for the firm; conducted strategy sessions with clients to summarize recommendations and action items required for optimal vendor utilization; performed routine audits of vendor facilities in China, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Guatemala, to insure compliance with child labor laws, compensation and documentation requirements, along with health and safety issues (Audits evaluate various environmental and labor conditions within factories producing client’s merchandise); reviewed compliance audit reports and communicated results with clients, vendors, factories, and manufacturers; translated documents and handled booking appointments in French and Spanish-speaking countries.