Christy D. Joseph

Christy D. Joseph: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
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Biography

Christy Joseph is a practice group leader for the firm's labor and employment law group. Her employment-related litigation experience includes representation of employers in federal and superior courts, as well as before administrative agencies in matters involving wrongful termination, discrimination claims, sexual harassment, ADA and medical condition claims, wage and hour claims including class actions, tortious interference, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, and trade secrets. Christy's practice further includes counseling employers not involved in litigation regarding contractual, statutory and legal rights, and employment obligation matters. Her experience involves developing and presenting training seminars for clients and business organizations.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Recent Trends in Wage and Hour Class Actions, Co-Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2018)
• Avoiding Pay Equity Claims, Co-Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2018)
• California Viewpoint: Potential Loophole To New Unpaid Benefits Law, Co-Author, ENR California (May 22, 2018)
• California Construction Industry, Are They The Next Ripe Target For Private Attorney General Act Claims? Hint-The Answer Is Yes. Author, Snell & Wilmer Labor and Employment Law Blog (May 15, 2018)
• Subcontractor Wages: Closing the Loopholes, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (May 14, 2018)
• Spotting Hot Button Issues For Nonprofit Employers (Training Program for Pro Bono Nonprofit Organizations Legal Assessment Clinic), Presenter, ACC-SoCal, Public Law Center, UCI Law, Irvine, Ca (May 10, 2018)
• To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That Will Be the Question, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (January 5, 2018)
• California Appellate Court Rules that - Like Piece Rate Workers - Employees Paid Commissions Are Entitled to Separate Rest Break Pay, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (March 6, 2017)
• Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Under Renewed Attacks, Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 16, 2016)
• What Do Releases in Severance and Separation Agreements Release? Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 16, 2016)
• First Paid Sick Leave and Now You're Telling Me Some Employees May No Longer Be Exempt from Overtime, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (June 27, 2016)
• What New Laws Do You Need to Worry About? Presenter, Employment Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 12, 2015)
• California's Fair Pay Act - New Law or Rebranding Existing Law ? Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (October 8, 2015)
• Avoiding Employment Law Hazards: Keys to Running a Tight Ship for In-House Counsel, Co-Presenter, Association of Corporate Counsel (Southern California Chapter), Long Beach, CA (June 3, 2015)
• The Clock is Ticking for California Employers to Comply with New Paid Sick Leave Requirements that Take Effect July 1, 2015, Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (May 14, 2015)
• Bills, Bills, Bills - New Employment Laws Affecting You in 2015, Co-Presenter, Employment Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 13, 2014)
• Clinic in a BoxSM Program (Training Program for Non-profit Entity Intake - Employment), Presenter, ACC-SoCal, Public Law Center, Corporate Pro Bono (February 5, 2014)
• Workplace Violence Restraining Orders, Speaker, Employment Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2013)
• 'Bring Your Own Device' Brings Challenges, Co-Author, Daily Journal (July 17, 2013)
• Getting a Handle on the Alphabet Soup of Employee Leaves Under California Law, Presenter, Multistate Employers in California Summit: Employment Law Essentials for HR Webinar, Business & Legal Resources (July 9, 2013)
• California Leads the Way In Accommodating Transgender Employees, Quoted, SHRM (June 21, 2013)
• California Employment Law Update: Dos and Don'ts for Multistate Employers, Presenter, HR Hero Webinar Series, Business & Legal Resources (April 16, 2013)
• What Wage Practices Put a Target on Your Back For Possible Litigation?, Speaker, Employment Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 8, 2012)
• Goodwill Hunting: Enforcing Non-Competes in California M&A Transactions, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 24, 2012)
• The NLRB Takes The Position That Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements-Even For Non-Union Employers-Is an Unfair Labor Practice, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (March 19, 2012)
• Hot Topics & Quirks in California Employment Law, Speaker, Employment Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (October 2011)
• Failure to pay wages? Now there's an app for that, Co-Author, Daily Journal (September 15, 2011)
• EEOC Issues New Disability Regulations, Author, Entrepreneurs' Organization (April 27, 2011)
• Wage and Hour Litigation: Wage-Hour Class Actions, Speaker, Employment Toolkit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (October 2010)
• Where Are My Employees Going With My Trade Secrets: Key Considerations for All Corporate Counsel, Speaker, All Aboard! Corporate Counsel CLE, Newport Beach, CA (October 2010)
• 2008 and 2009 Labor & Employment Law Updates, Speaker, CEB Employment Law Practice: 18th Annual Recent Developments Seminar, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management (2009-2019); Labor and Employment Law (2009-2013)
•The Best Lawyers in America, Business Edition, Labor & Employment Law (2012)
•Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California
•Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Delivery of Pro Bono Legal Services, Orange County Bar Association

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lists 125 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers As Leaders In Their Field In addition, 15 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Jul 03
First Paid Sick Leave and Now You're Telling Me Some Employees May No Longer Be Exempt from Overtime Orange County Business Journal

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 17
'Bring Your Own Device' Brings Challenges Daily Journal

Sep 24
Goodwill Hunting: Enforcing Non-Competes in California M&A Transactions

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Mar 19
The NLRB Takes The Position That Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements - Even For Non-Union Employers - Is an Unfair Labor Practice

Sep 15
Failure to pay wages? Now there's an app for that

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Apr 27
EEOC Issues New Disability Regulations

Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Related Publications

May 14
Subcontractor Wages: Closing the Loopholes

Jan 05
To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That Will Be the Question

Mar 06
Legal Alert - California Appellate Court Rules that - Like Piece Rate Workers - Employees Paid Commissions Are Entitled to Separate Rest Break Pay

Apr 07
Legal Alert - California Court of Appeal Finds that Employers are Required to Reasonably Accommodate Even Non-disabled Employees

Oct 08
Legal Alert - California's Fair Pay Act - New Law or Rebranding Existing Law?

May 14
Legal Alert - The Clock is Ticking for California Employers to Comply with New Paid Sick Leave Requirements that Take Effect July 1, 2015

Feb 12
Workplace Word - Since When Am I the Boss? Ever Expanding Attacks on Non-Traditional Employers

Jun 03
Workplace Word - Ninth Circuit Creates Wrinkle in the Way Employers Designate Family and Medical Leave

Mar 11
Workplace Word - Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (video)

Nov 26
Workplace Word - Avoiding Holiday Liability

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Retail and Franchising
  • Class Action Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.427.7028  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of California, Irvine, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985 Phi Beta Kappa
Law School Attended:
University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1988 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Appellate Advocacy
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
United States District Court, All Districts of California; California; Supreme Court of California
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•State Bar of California
•Labor and Employment Law Sections
•American Bar Association
•Litigation Section
•Orange County Bar Association
•Labor and Employment Section
•Chair (2008)
•Chair-Elect (2007)

Reported Cases:
Representative Litigation; Employment Litigation; Defense of multi-billion dollar company with over 200 stores in repeated wage and hour litigation; Defense of wage and hour class action claims; Defense of sexual harassment and discrimination actions on behalf of restaurant, medical supplier, auto, and retail clients; Defense of racial discrimination actions on behalf of medical supplier, trucking, auto, and retail clients; Defense of pregnancy and medical leave actions on behalf of service-based and retail clients; Defense of whistle-blower actions on behalf of trucking, auto, technology-based, and retail clients; Defense of claims of violation of the Equal Pay Act on behalf of retail and technology-based clients; Defense of ADA and medical condition claims on behalf of construction, pharmaceutical, retail, and technology-based clientsOther Business Litigation; Defense of negligence actions by independent contractors on behalf of retail and service clients; Prosecution of unfair competition, trade secret, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference claims on behalf of service-based clients; Prosecution of breach of contract, negligence, and fraud actions on behalf of retail, service, and technology-based clients
ISLN:
906082001

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