Lynne T. Toyofuku

Firm: Marr Jones & Wang
Location: Honolulu - HI

  • Pauahi Tower 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1500
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
  • Tel : (808) 536-4900
  • Fax : (808) 536-6700

Lynne T. Toyofuku, a partner with MJW since 2004, is grounded in all aspects of labor and employment law and has served a range of clients and industries. She has extensive experience in client counseling and training, arbitration, mediation, administrative agency practice before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, and the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and federal and state court litigation.

Ms. Toyofuku has defended a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profit organizations against claims of sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, disability and age discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and other employment-based tort claims. She has assisted companies with labor and employment issues in the selling and purchasing of businesses and in drafting executive compensation and severance agreements. Ms. Toyofuku has also advised and led labor negotiations on behalf of several employers, advised employers on union avoidance strategies, and represents clients in contract administration.

Prior to joining MJW, Ms. Toyofuku was a partner with the law firm of Dwyer Schraff Meyer Jossem & Bushnell and a director of the law firm of Jossem & Toyofuku, where she practiced exclusively employment and labor law.

Ms. Toyofuku currently serves as an arbitrator on the Court Annexed Arbitration Program and has also served as a Lawyer Representative on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2008-2011), and on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii State Bar Association (2006-2008). She is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Active in civic and community activities, Ms. Toyofuku sits on the Boards of Directors for the Special Education Center of Hawaii (SECOH) and Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston University School of Law. Ms. Toyofuku has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009 in Labor & Employment law, is included in The American Lawyer as a Top Lawyer, and named a “Hawaii Super Lawyer” since 2011.

Marr Jones & Wang

In 1995, the founding lawyers of Marr Jones & Wang left the state’s two largest law firms to form what is now the largest law firm in Hawaii devoted exclusively to the representation of management in labor and employment law matters. Labor and employment law presents unique issues and requires unique strategies; we believe employers are best served by attorneys who have devoted their careers to this area of law.

Clients of the firm include Fortune 500, mainland-based and Hawaii companies in a range of sectors: airline, marine and other transportation; banking and finance; construction; federal contractors; retailers; manufacturing; hotels; entertainment and sports; agriculture, and healthcare. Our partners have also represented the State of Hawaii and its counties.

Employers call on our firm for assistance in all areas of labor and employment law, from counseling and compliance to negotiations and collective bargaining to litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Our lawyers have represented clients before both state and federal administrative agencies, and before the highest courts in the nation. Several partners have deep working knowledge of the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board.

Each of our attorneys and paralegals has dedicated his or her career to labor and employment law. With a breadth of experience ranging from one to more than 30 years, our attorneys are able to efficiently staff client projects, ranging from discrete legal questions to complex employment litigation.

Our firm has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the publishers of the national legal directory. This is the highest rating awarded, and is based on legal ability and adherence to ethical standards of practice. The firm is also listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Marr Jones & Wang is a member of and a resource for the Worklaw Network, a nationwide affiliation of law firms that have dedicated their practices exclusively to representing employers in labor and employment law. The network consists of more than 25 law firms with more than 300 labor and employment attorneys across the United States. Network members share substantive work product, creative strategies and research projects. Members are linked by both a web-based data bank and email forums to ensure efficiency and to bring value to client relationships.