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Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP is
recognized as one of California’s top management-side labor and employment law
firms. Our lawyers represent employers in discrimination, harassment, wrongful
termination, trade secret, union-management, and other employment-related matters
throughout California and, increasingly, nationwide. In addition, the firm has
a robust practice representing employers in class and representative actions.
Firm attorneys also have substantial expertise in higher education law,
employee-related intellectual property litigation, and public sector
jurisdictional, immunity and constitutional issues. We regularly appear before
state and federal administrative agencies, Superior and District Courts, and at
all levels of the state and federal appeal processes.
Although Paul, Plevin has
an outstanding record of favorably disposing of cases before trial, our
attorneys are always poised to draw on their extensive trial experience to
prevail in jury and bench trials, hearings, and arbitrations when that becomes
necessary. We try cases regularly, and know what it takes to maximize our
clients’ chances for success before trial, and to win. In all cases, Paul,
Plevin strives to provide outstanding value, early assessment, clear
communication, creative and practical solutions, and the highest level of
dedication, ethics and work quality.
In addition to
litigation, Paul, Plevin’s attorneys counsel employers on labor/management
relations, compliance matters, employment transactions, and a vast array of
other day-to-day employment issues.
The firm includes a transactional group
that focuses exclusively on compliance and risk avoidance counseling. These
attorneys regularly provide advice and guidance regarding investigations,
reductions in force, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour
compliance, policy creation and modification, auditing, and severance and
discipline issues. The firm also offers a portfolio of original, innovative and
fun programs to assist employers with employee training in harassment prevention,
investigations, effective management within the law and other
Paul, Plevin clients are
leaders in every sector of the economy. Private sector clients range from large
public companies such as Qualcomm, Illumina, Microsoft Corporation, Kelly
Services and AT&T, to national and regional enterprises, start-ups and
entrepreneurs. In the public sector, Paul, Plevin represents statewide public
entities such as the University of California and the California judicial
branch, as well as cities and local agencies. The firm also represents many
leading non-profit organizations such as Scripps Health, The Scripps Research
Institute and The Salk Institute. The firm handles matters ranging from highly
complex class and representative actions to straightforward, single-plaintiff
Our attorneys provide top-notch legal work and cost-effective, practical
advice and solutions in cases of all sizes and types.
The firm's commitment to
excellence has been recognized by our clients and peers, including seven
straight years as the only San Diego law firm with across-the-board first tier
rankings from U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers, as
well as being designated a “Go To” firm in Fortune’s annual survey of Fortune
500 legal departments. At least one Paul, Plevin partner has also been named as
Best Lawyers’ San Diego’s “Lawyer of the Year” in a labor and employment
category every year since the inception of that list.