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Joshua A. Rodine

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5250
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Mr. Rodine’s practice is focused on employment litigation with a particular emphasis on complex single-plaintiff employment discrimination litigation, wage and hour class actions, and workplace advice and counseling.  In addition to defending wage and hour matters, Mr. Rodine provides advice to employers ranging in size from just a few employees to Fortune 500 corporations on compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws and avoidance of litigation under those laws.  Mr. Rodine’s practice also includes assisting clients in responding to, and defending against, EEOC, NLRA, DOL, and state charges.

Mr. Rodine has extensive experience defending single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination cases brought under federal and state laws and employment-related breach of contract and tort claims.  Mr. Rodine’s litigation practice covers the full spectrum of litigation services, including litigation management, motion practice, trials and appeals.  Mr. Rodine has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Rodine has represented clients in a wide number of industries including temporary staffing, transportation, hospitality, finance, health care, and entertainment.
Mr. Rodine’s practice is focused on employment litigation with a particular emphasis on complex single-plaintiff employment discrimination litigation, wage and hour class actions, and workplace advice and counseling.  In addition to defending wage and hour matters, Mr. Rodine provides advice to employers ranging in size from just a few employees to Fortune 500 corporations on compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws and avoidance of litigation under those laws.  Mr. Rodine’s practice also includes assisting clients in responding to, and defending against, EEOC, NLRA, DOL, and state charges.

Mr. Rodine has extensive experience defending single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination cases brought under federal and state laws and employment-related breach of contract and tort claims.  Mr. Rodine’s litigation practice covers the full spectrum of litigation services, including litigation management, motion practice, trials and appeals.  Mr. Rodine has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Rodine has represented clients in a wide number of industries including temporary staffing, transportation, hospitality, finance, health care, and entertainment.

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (2002)
    cum laude
  • M.A., University of Maryland (1999)
    Philosophy
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1996)
    Philosophy

Admissions

  • California
  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no certificate, award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Representative Engagements

Representative Published Cases

  • Sneddon v. ABF Freight Systems, 489 F.Supp.2d 1124 (S.D. Cal. 2007) (summary judgment granted in age discrimination suit)
  • Komatsu America Corp., 342 N.L.R.B. 649 (2004) (adopting administrative law judge’s decision that the company did not engage in an unfair labor practice and did not fail to bargain with the union)
  • Caterpillar, Inc. v. Miskin Scraper Works, Inc., 256 F.Supp.2d 849 (C.D. Ill. 2003) (motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction granted on reconsideration of magistrate’s ruling)

Representative Matters

  • Mr. Rodine obtained a complete defense verdict as the first chair in a bench trial of defamation claims asserted by a former employee against a regional restaurant chain.
  • Mr. Rodine obtained a complete defense award in an arbitration of a former employee’s claims of disparate impact age discrimination against a Fortune 500 financial services company.  Mr. Rodine then successfully opposed a motion to vacate the arbitration award.
  • Mr. Rodine first chaired a bench trial in which he obtained a verdict for a school district in a breach of contract action against its former employee.
  • Mr. Rodine second chaired a trial before an administrative law judge in which he obtained a decision that a Global 500 manufacturing company did not engage in an unfair labor practice by prohibiting employees from wearing a controversial t-shirt, nor did the company fail to bargain with the union.

Presentations

  • “Not Just Whistling Dixie—A Proper Response to Whistleblowing Is a Must,” Association for Corporate Counsel SoCal Chapter, Los Angeles, CA (2015)
  • “Fair Credit Report Act ("FCRA"), Related Settlements, and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act's Amendments to FCRA,” Employers' Association Employment Law Update, Peoria, IL (2004)
  • “Local Legislation - Sexual Orientation,” Employers' Association Employment Law Update, Peoria, IL (2003)

Publications

Accolades

  • Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star (2009 and 2010)