Iris Kristoff represents and works with clients in a variety of private labor and employment matters. Her focus on employment law includes handling employment-related disputes in state and federal courts as well as before various governmental agencies, including the California Labor Commissioner, EEOC, DFEH, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Iris has extensive experience advising employers on various issues and claims, ranging from best practices, training of employees and managers, and designing and updating employer handbooks and policies, to advising employers regarding claims for discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, leaves of absences, and risk reduction strategies for employee terminations.

Iris attended Emory University in Atlanta where she received her Juris Doctorate and Master’s in Public Health. Iris draws on her public health background to assist clients with COVID-19 workplace issues, including employee vaccination and other compliance issues. During law school, she served as a law clerk for Administrative Law Judge Lana Layton in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Hearing’s Unit. Throughout law school and post grad, Iris worked as a policy and research analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and her work was selected for publication in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.

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J.D., Emory University School of Law

M.P.H., Emory University

B.A., Santa Clara University, cum laude


  • California, 2016
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