California Chamber of Commerce
@CalChamber Laura E. Curtis joined the California Chamber of Commerce in December 2017 as a policy advocate. She specializes in labor and employment, workers’ compensation, and elections/fair political practices issues. Before joining the CalChamber policy team, she was a labor and employment attorney for The Mitzel Group, LLP in San Francisco, counseling clients on subjects including wage and hour disputes, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, and administrative agency compliance. She previously served as a labor and employment attorney at Littler Mendelson, PC, in Walnut Creek, representing employers in state and federal court on a wide range of employment law matters. She also represented applicants in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation as a workers’ compensation attorney at Mastagni Holstedt, APC in Sacramento. Before starting her legal career, Curtis was an outside sales representative for SimplexGrinnell-TYCO, provider of fire and life safety services, directing sales and service teams and leading product training in the company’s San Francisco region. She also was an account coordinator at Binger Communications, Inc. of San Diego, and a congressional intern in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Robert T. Matsui. Curtis holds a B.A. in communications with a minor in political science from the University of California, San Diego. She earned a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she worked on the International Law Journal.