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Rachel L. Gradstein

Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1585
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Rachel L. Gradstein is an attorney in the Labor & Employment department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She represents corporate clients in class and single-plaintiff actions, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She has secured complete defense victories in jury trials, including a three-plaintiff lawsuit for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Ms. Gradstein also advises employers in all areas of employment law, including reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, terminations, and internal investigations.

Ms. Gradstein enjoys devoting time to pro bono matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Gradstein obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a therapist for low income families and children.

Rachel L. Gradstein is an attorney in the Labor & Employment department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She represents corporate clients in class and single-plaintiff actions, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. She has secured complete defense victories in jury trials, including a three-plaintiff lawsuit for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Ms. Gradstein also advises employers in all areas of employment law, including reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, terminations, and internal investigations.

Ms. Gradstein enjoys devoting time to pro bono matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Gradstein obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a therapist for low income families and children.

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School Los Angeles, cum laude, Order of the Coif (2012)

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Psi Chi Honor Society (2007)

  • B.A. in Sociology, New York University, cum laude (2003)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District for the Central District of California

Affiliations

  • Order of the Coif (Member) (2012-Present)

Publications

  • “Litigating California Wage & Hour and Labor Code Class Actions,” Seyfarth Shaw LLP Publication, 14th Edition (June 2014)
  • Co-Author, “I Have to Let My Employee Take Off of Work For What?! A Brief Reminder of California Small Necessities Leave Laws,” California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (July 3, 2013)
  • Co-Author, “California Supreme Court Endorses Favoritism For Union Trespassers,” Westlaw Journal Employment (February 8, 2013)
  • “California Supreme Court Endorses Favoritism For Union Trespassers,” Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 4, 2013)
  • “California Supreme Court Endorses Favoritism For Union Trespassers,” Employer Labor Relations Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (December 28, 2012)
  • Contributor, "Workplace Harassment Law," BNA (2012)
  • Contributor, "The Healthy Aging Brain: Sustaining Attachment, Attaining Wisdom," W.W. Norton & Company (2008)