Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
  • Established in 1998
  • Firm Size 28
  • We emphasize practice, not theory.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.7/5.0 (18)
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About this firm

Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP is recognized as one of California’s top management-side labor and employment law firms. Our lawyers represent employers in discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secret, union-management, and other employment-related matters throughout California and, increasingly, nationwide. In addition, the firm has a robust practice representing employers in class and representative actions. Firm attorneys also have substantial expertise in higher education law, employee-related intellectual property litigation, and public sector jurisdictional, immunity and constitutional issues. We regularly appear before state and federal administrative agencies, Superior and District Courts, and at all levels of the state and federal appeal processes. Although Paul, Plevin has an outstanding record of favorably disposing of cases before trial, our attorneys are always poised to draw on their extensive trial experience to prevail in jury and bench trials, hearings, and arbitrations when that becomes necessary. We try cases regularly, and know what it takes to maximize our clients’ chances for success before trial, and to win. In all cases, Paul, Plevin strives to provide outstanding value, early assessment, clear communication, creative and practical solutions, and the highest level of dedication, ethics and work quality. In addition to litigation, Paul, Plevin’s attorneys counsel employers on labor/management relations, compliance matters, employment transactions, and a vast array of other day-to-day employment issues. The firm includes a transactional group that focuses exclusively on compliance and risk avoidance counseling. These attorneys regularly provide advice and guidance regarding investigations, reductions in force, leaves of absence and accommodations, wage and hour compliance, policy creation and modification, auditing, and severance and discipline issues. The firm also offers a portfolio of original, innovative and fun programs to assist employers with employee training in harassment prevention, investigations, effective management within the law and other employment-related issues. Paul, Plevin clients are leaders in every sector of the economy. Private sector clients range from large public companies such as Qualcomm, Illumina, Microsoft Corporation, Kelly Services and AT&T, to national and regional enterprises, start-ups and entrepreneurs. In the public sector, Paul, Plevin represents statewide public entities such as the University of California and the California judicial branch, as well as cities and local agencies. The firm also represents many leading non-profit organizations such as Scripps Health, The Scripps Research Institute and The Salk Institute. The firm handles matters ranging from highly complex class and representative actions to straightforward, single-plaintiff cases. Our attorneys provide top-notch legal work and cost-effective, practical advice and solutions in cases of all sizes and types. The firm's commitment to excellence has been recognized by our clients and peers, including seven straight years as the only San Diego law firm with across-the-board first tier rankings from U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers, as well as being designated a “Go To” firm in Fortune’s annual survey of Fortune 500 legal departments. At least one Paul, Plevin partner has also been named as Best Lawyers’ San Diego’s “Lawyer of the Year” in a labor and employment category every year since the inception of that list.

Areas of Practice (90)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Human Resources
  • Age Discrimination In Employment
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment At Will
  • Employment Breach Of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Labor and Employment
  • Affirmative Action
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Civil Service
  • Child Labor Law
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Employee Leasing
  • Employment at Will
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Executive Transfers
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • International Employment Contracts
  • Labor Antitrust
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Labor Legislation
  • Labor Relations
  • Labor Strikes
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Agreements
  • Outsourcing
  • Personnel Policies
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Personnel Training
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Public Sector Collective Bargaining
  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Security Clearances
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Union Contract Negotiations
  • Union Elections
  • Union Labor Law
  • Union Organization
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination Defense

People (28)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (18 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Hollis Peterson by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 03/04/15 in Labor and Employment

    Hollis is an incredibly responsive and knowledgeable attorney, particularly when it comes to advising on labor and union matters. She also have proved a great asset in union negotiations and achieving the stated objectives of her clients in such ten... Read more

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    Hollis is an incredibly responsive and knowledgeable attorney, particularly when it comes to advising on labor and union matters. She also have proved a great asset in union negotiations and achieving the stated objectives of her clients in such tense circumstances. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Hollis Peterson by a Judge on 02/08/15 in Employment Claims

    I've worked with Hollis in several mediations and attended seminars where she has lectured. She is a first class lawyer.

    I've worked with Hollis in several mediations and attended seminars where she has lectured. She is a first class lawyer. Read less

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