Bob Naeve's practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has significant experience in unfair competition litigation involving allegations of theft of trade secrets, wrongful solicitation of employees, breach of duty of loyalty, and enforcement of pre- and post-term noncompetition agreements.
Bob is also deeply involved in program and facilities access litigation filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, California's Unruh Civil Rights Act and Blind and Disabled Persons Act, and various federal and state regulations and building codes. He has acted as lead trial lawyer in nationwide class actions involving the alleged inaccessibility of big-box retailers, Internet Web sites, and other programs and services offered by public and private entities. He also assists retail and other clients in implementing facilities accessibility plans and audits.
In addition, Bob represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation. He has acted as lead trial counsel in more than 30 wage and hour class actions challenging the employment practices of employers in the retail, banking, food service, and high-tech industries; and he has handled innumerable single plaintiff wrongful termination, employment discrimination, invasion of privacy, and other related claims.
For his public sector clients, Bob has acted as lead trial and appellate counsel in actions involving the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act; the public's right of access to public records under California's Public Records Act; the amendments to Article I, section 3, of the California Constitution pursuant to Proposition 59; and program and facilities access under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the California and United States Constitutions.
Bob has authored several books and monographs on employment law and regularly contributes articles regarding recent developments on the subject to local and national publications. He is a popular speaker and frequently lectures to employer groups and at in-house workshops regarding state and federal employment and discrimination laws. He also counsels local, national, and international companies on establishing personnel policies and handbooks.
Bob is a member of the American, California, and Orange County Bar Associations. He is listed in recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of labor and employment law, The Legal 500 US for employee mobility, and Chambers USA for employment and labor law.
Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn successfully defend against Title III Accessibility class actions
Tech company resolves DOL audit
Verizon California defeats class certification in California wage and hour class action
Law Clerk to the Honorable Judith N. Keep, United States District Court, Southern District of California (1982-1983)