Marvin Cho is an associate in Burke, Williams & Sorensen’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law practice group. He represents public and private employers in civil actions filed in state and federal court.
Prior to joining Burke, Marvin worked at a prominent plaintiff’s employment law firm where he gained significant experience litigating claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), wrongful termination claims, whistleblower actions, violations of California wage and hour law, and representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). Thereafter, Marvin joined a public entity defense firm where he defended civil lawsuits filed against municipalities including high-profile employment litigation alleging violations of the FEHA, civil rights cases against local law enforcement arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and personal injury actions.
Marvin has substantial experience in all phases of civil litigation including engaging in motion practice, drafting appellate briefs, appearing in court for oral argument, taking depositions, handling all aspects of discovery, preparing mediation briefs, negotiating settlements, and preparing for trial.
In 2010, Marvin graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology. He earned his J.D. in 2014 from UC Davis School of Law where he was an editor of the UC Davis Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. During law school, Marvin served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James V. Selna of the United States District Court, Central District of California. After law school, and prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk for all three Justices of the Supreme Court of Guam.
- J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2014
- B.A., magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
- State Bar of California
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Central District of California