Mr. Craig J. O'Loughlin

Attorney Awards


Craig O'Loughlin is licensed in Arizona and California and practices in all areas of employment law advisement and litigation, OSHA/Cal-OSHA compliance and defense, workers' compensation consulting and defense, labor relations advisement, and public contract award protests. Craig’s expertise in California employment laws, particularly California’s complex wage and hour laws, including prevailing wages, assist him in advising and defending not only California-based businesses, but also businesses based outside of California with a significant employment presence there.

In addition, Craig routinely provides training to clients’ human resources professionals and general workforce in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment, discrimination/retaliation, wage and hour practices, discipline and termination practices, and state and federal disability and leave laws.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Restrictive Covenants Dos and Don’ts, Co-Presenter, Employment Law Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 7, 2018)
• California's Working Parents Can Take School-Related Leave, Quoted, Society for Human Resource Management (September 11, 2018)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, Employment & Labor (2012-2013)

Community Involvement

•Phoenix Sister Cities, Prague Committee

Other Professional Experience

•Quarles & Brady, LLP, Partner (2005-2017)
•Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Associate (2003-2005)

Related News & Events

Dec 07
Craig O’Loughlin Joins Labor and Employment Group at Snell & Wilmer

Related Publications

Apr 03
Workplace Word - The U.S. Supreme Court and the “Fate of the Union”

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Safety and Health

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6192  Phone
602.420.5131  Fax
University Attended:
National Moot Court Team, Captain, 2002-2003; Arizona State University, B.A., English, summa cum laude, 1999
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., 2003; Pedrick Scholar; Articles Editor, ASU Law Journal, 2002-2003; Staff Writer, ASU Law Journal, 2001-2002; The Order of Barristers; Moot Court Honor Society, 2003
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; All State and Federal Courts in California; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Arizona; California; Supreme Court of Arizona; Supreme Court of California

Professional Memberships and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Arizona State Bar Association
•California State Bar Association

Birth Information:
Mesa, Arizona, May 22, 1974
Reported Cases:
Representative Experience: Defending employers in federal and state employee discrimination and retaliation litigation, as well as wage and hour litigation, including large-scale class action defense; Representing employers before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Arizona Civil Rights Commission, United States Department of Labor, and California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and other administrative entities against wage and hour, prevailing wage, discrimination, and retaliation charges, including conducting investigations, drafting position statements, and participating in mediation/conciliation/arbitration; Advising employers on current trends and compliance with state and federal employment laws including the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, Title VII, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, Arizona's Civil Rights Act, and Arizona's Employment Protection Act; Drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements in the employment setting; Consulting with employers on employment issues and solutions as they pertain to mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and reductions in workforce, including WARN Act and Cal-WARN Act compliance; Defending clients in matters of OSHA/Cal-OSHA citations and related retaliation claims; Drafting comprehensive employment agreements, policies and handbooks for employers; Directing employers regarding labor relations matters and advising on NLRA enforcement trends; Protesting awards and denials of public contracts by state and municipal entities

Peer Reviews

4.2/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 4.2/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/21/14 in Employment Litigation

    I was on the opposite side of a matter with Craig. He was very professional and represented his client well.

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