Emilio Gonzalez is an experienced trial attorney who has won jury verdicts on behalf of employers in state and federal courts involving civil rights, discrimination and wrongful termination claims. He also represents clients in wage and hour disputes and has prosecuted and defended trade secret and unfair competition actions dealing with data breaches, employee raiding, and misappropriation of proprietary business records.
Emilio provides preventive counseling on hiring and managing employees, as well as compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other employment laws.
Emilio’s clients include major film and media companies, theme parks and resorts, national retail companies, international technology and software companies, national and international banks and investment firms, hospitals, medical groups, telecommunication companies, and restaurants.
Following a life-long dedication to contributing to the improvement of public education, Emilio serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Endeavor College Prep, a public charter school serving students in East Los Angeles. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
- Litigation Associate, Fenwick & West LLP, Palo Alto, Calif.
- Legal Writing Instructor, Hastings College of Law, University of California
- Teacher, Teach for America, Los Angeles Unified School District
Professional & Community Activities:
- Executive Committee, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
- Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers
- Board Chair, Endeavor College Prep Public Charter School, Boyle Heights
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1998
- Member; Associate Editor – Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
- National Champion, Best Team and Best Brief, Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition, Boston, MA (1998)
- Best Brief, Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court Competition, Los Angeles, CA (1997)
- B.A., Columbia University, 1990
- Recipient, John Kluge Academic Scholarship, 1987-1990
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