Maria Rodriguez
DLA Piper LLP
I am a Labor and Employment partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and I lead this group. I counsel domestic and foreign corporations in all areas of employment law compliance and I have extensive litigation defense experience, which heavily consists of employment class action defense.

Understanding the needs of clients and the complexities involved in doing business in California, across the United States and with formalizing policies across jurisdictions that are manageable, compliant and consistent, I have worked with companies based in the US, UK, Sweden, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Chile, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea, in compliance efforts and in the defense of litigation. I work with clients, domestically and globally, on general day-to-day management and human resource issues, employment contracts, mergers & acquisitions, post-merger issues and re-organizations, reductions in workforce, labor union and NLRA issues, social media, trade secrets, employee mobility and restrictive covenants, federal and state regulatory compliance (EEO, ADA, I9, whistleblower, etc.).