Mr. Christian J. Rowley is the managing partner of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office, and co-chair of the San Francisco office’s Labor & Employment Department. He represents employers in single plaintiff and collective-action employment matters, including discrimination, wage and hour, sex harassment, and wrongful termination cases, before state and federal courts throughout the United States, FINRA, the EEOC, and various state agencies.
He also advises management in traditional labor matters, including organizing campaigns, labor arbitrations, NLRB cases, and collective bargaining negotiations, and he assists companies in designing, negotiating, and implementing executive employment and separation agreements, compensation structures, reductions-in-force, and human resources policies and procedures.
He is a frequent lecturer at public and private seminars nationwide on labor and employment issues, and is the author or co-author of numerous legal articles, including the introductory chapter in Wrongful Employment Termination Practice (CEB 1997), the premier reference on California’s wrongful termination laws.
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Rowley practiced labor and employment law at Palmer & Dodge LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, and at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco, California. He also served as law clerk to then-Chief Justice Michael D. Zimmerman of the Utah Supreme Court.