Relic Sun

Relic Sun

San Francisco, California
(415) 638-8810

RELIC SUN is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in San Francisco, where she represents employees and individuals in class actions asserting race, gender, and alienage-based discrimination, wage and hour, and other claims. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, she clerked for the Honorable Lisa Margaret Smith, United States Magistrate Judge of the Southern District of New York. Ms. Sun received her B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and her J.D., cum laude, from the New York University (NYU) School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar.

During law school Ms. Sun worked on human rights and environmental justice advocacy and litigation through internships at Human Rights in China, Earthjustice, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She also served as Senior Executive Editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics and participated in the Government Civil Litigation Clinic (SDNY) and the Environmental Law Clinic.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law - Plaintiff
  • Employment Class Action
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2014
  • California, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. cum laude - 2013
    • Honors: Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar
  • University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2006


  • Panelist: "Litigating the Resistance: Getting Paid to Fight for Social Justice", Stanford ACS
  • Panelist: "Careers in Employment Law and Labor Law", Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law
  • Panelist: "Class Actions 101", Impact Fund Class Action Conference

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Issues Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, Co-Chair, 2015 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, Hon. Lisa Margaret Smith, United States Magistrate Judge


  • Mandarin Chinese
  • English