Tess Elconin

Principal Counsel, Labor and Employment


Ms. Elconin joined UC Legal, Office of the General Counsel in 2022.  As Principal Counsel in the Labor, Employment, and Benefits practice group, Ms. Elconin advises on a wide range of issues, including academic personnel, leaves and accommodation, policy development, and personnel matters. She previously served as the inaugural Senior Labor and Employment Counsel for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 2016. 

Prior to joining the University of California, Ms. Elconin was the Founder and Leader of the Associate Relations, Leaves & Accommodation, and Human Resource Compliance Team for Toyota Financial Services.  While at Toyota, Ms. Elconin also served as Managing Counsel, Employment.  Prior to joining Toyota, Ms. Elconin was a Labor and Employment associate at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton.


Ms. Elconin received a B.S. in Business Management from California State University, Northridge, and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Bar Admissions

California State Bar
United States District Court, Southern, Eastern, Central and Northern Districts of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal