Xinying represents employees in class action and individual cases and is experienced in negotiations, mediations, and trial.
Xinying represents workers throughout California in wage and hour, discrimination, and whistleblower cases. Her track record is marked by exceptional outcomes achieved through sophisticated pre-litigation advocacy and negotiation, as well as hard-fought and cutting-edge litigation successes. In her career in private practice, Xinying has prosecuted numerous class action cases and has helped to achieve class and representative action settlements totaling over $44 million, as well as programmatic relief affecting many thousands of workers in key industries. For individual plaintiffs, Xinying has led numerous cases involving 6- and 7-figure private settlements.
Xinying’s broad experience includes negotiating severance agreements for executives and white-collar workers, litigating employment and consumer class actions, representing the media in First Amendment cases, and safeguarding the rights of low-income immigrant families.
Xinying has represented numerous technology, STEM, and knowledge workers and executives who have stood up for gender equality and workers’ rights in major technology companies. Publicly, the case results Xinying helped secure include a $19.5 million class-action settlement against Qualcomm, Inc., involving pay and promotion discrimination claims, and a $5.5 settlement on behalf of a class of contract workers at Google. Xinying and Valerian Law and her firm are co-lead counsel in a long-running representative action seeking to protect the rights of thousands of sales employees at Oracle, where Valerian Law helped secure numerous liability rulings against Oracle and in favor of the employees. In many of her high-profile cases, as well as private settlements, Xinying has been the counsel trusted by women, and especially women of color, to prosecute their claims vigorously while providing empathetic support and guidance.
Before founding Valerian Law, Xinying worked for Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national plaintiffs’ firm, managing its San Francisco Office in her last role there. Earlier in private practice, she also worked for another San Francisco class action firm representing consumers, homeowners in class litigation, and journalists in First Amendment litigation.
Before private practice, Xinying represented low-income families as a staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid and served as a judicial law clerk in federal court for two years.
Xinying speaks Mandarin Chinese. In Chinese, she is known as “Attorney Xinying” (欣颖律师).