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, 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 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.

About Our Clients

Paul, Plevin’s client base is diverse. The firm represents national and international companies, emerging businesses, public entities and non-profits. The firm has clients in all sectors of the economy, including technology and telecommunications, health care, pharmaceuticals and scientific research, education, transportation, retail, restaurants, banking and finance, law, and other professional services. The firm regularly handles matters throughout California and nationwide. Below is a list of clients the firm represents or has recently represented in employment matters.

Technology and Communications

AT&T • Blue Link Wireless LLC • CliniComp, Int’l • Jack Henry & Associates • Leidos • LG Electronics • Microsoft Corp. • MindTouch, Inc. • Qualcomm • Radysis • Safenet • SAIC • Solimar Systems • Symitar Systems • Vector Planning Services, Inc. • ViaSat

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Abilita Bio, Inc. • Acelity • American Specialty Health • Amphastar Pharmaceuticals • BPS Bioscience • Children’s Specialists of San Diego • Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation • Humangood • Illumina • Ionis Pharmaceuticals • North County Health Services • Operation Samahan, Inc. • Organogenesis, Inc. • Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego • ResMed • Response Genetics • San Diego Blood Bank • Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute • SCL Health System • The Scripps Research Institute • Semonyx • Synteract • UC Health


Academy of Art University • ACES • Alliant International University • American Public University • The Bishop’s School • Brandman University • California Western School of Law • Chapman University • Claremont McKenna College • Concordia University Irvine• Francis Parker School • The Gillispie School • La Jolla Country Day School • Long Island University • Maranatha Christian Schools • National University • Oregon State University • Point Loma Nazarene University • San Diego State University Research Foundation • San Diego Unified School District • Southern States University • Southwestern School of Law • Thomas Jefferson School of Law • Trustees of the California State University System • United Educators Risk Retention Group • University of California • University of San Diego • University of Southern California • Warren Walker Schools

Civic and Government

California Court of Appeal • City of San Diego • City of Solana Beach • Contra Costa County • County of Imperial • Goodwill Industries • Judicial Council of California • Knights of Columbus • Mainly Mozart Music Festival • Museum of Contemporary Art • The Regents of the University of California • San Diego County Employees Retirement Association • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority • San Diego Housing Commission • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System • San Diego Museum of Art • San Diego Museum of Man • San Diego Symphony Orchestra • Superior Courts of California, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties • Timken Museum of Art • United Way of San Diego


AJM Packaging, Inc. • Aramco Services Co. • Asset Marketing Insurance Services, LLC • Bagby Beer Co. • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits • Banc of California • Bartell Hotels • Berwind Corporation • Bimbo Bakeries • Brand Energy Solutions • Brandes Investment Partners, L.P. • The Cheesecake Factory • Chopra Enterprises • City National Bank • Episcopal Community Services • FedEx Ground Package System Inc. • Flowserve • Full Steam Staffing • Gafcon, Inc. • GOAT • Holland America Group • International Marine and Industrial Applicators • Johnson & Johnson • Kings & Convicts Brewing • Kyriba • La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club • La Jolla Music Society • Ledcor • Mother’s Market and Kitchen • Muslim American Society of San Diego County • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company • Next Level Apparel • No Limits for Deaf Children • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa • Old Globe Theatre • Pacific Western Bank • Partnerships with Industry • Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. • Premium Retail Services • Provide Commerce • Republic Services • Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego • Rubio’s Restaurants • San Diego Padres Baseball Club • San Diego Rescue Mission • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians • Shadow Mountain Community Church • Solar Turbines • Sprouts Farmers Market • Taylor Guitars • Temple Solel • Turtle Beach Corporation • Urban Plates • Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. • Villeroy & Boch • Voices for Children • Wawanesa General Insurance Co. • Waxie’s Enterprises, Inc. • Welk Resorts • World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. • Youth Tennis San Diego • Youngevity

PPSC attorneys are affiliated with or participants in: American Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section • American Employment Law Council • American Inns of Court: Hon. William B. Enright, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, Hon. William L. Todd Jr., Hon. Louis M. Welsh • American Health Lawyers Association • Association of Corporate Counsel • Business Management Daily • California Employment Law Council • California Public Employers Labor Relations Association • California Society of Healthcare Attorneys • California Supreme Court Historical Society • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers • Continuing Education of the Bar - California • Employers Group Legal Committee • Feeding San Diego • International Network of Boutique Law Firms • Labor and Employment Advanced Practices Symposium • Litigation Counsel of America • Management Labor and Employment Roundtable • Matthew Bender • National Association of College and University Attorneys • National Conflict Resolution Center • National Employment Law Institute • San Diego County Bar Association (100% Club) • San Diego County Bar Diversity Program • San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation • San Diego Employers Association • Society for Human Resources Management • UCSD Extension • UCSD Moores Cancer Center • University of Redlands • University of San Diego School of Law • Wage and Hour Defense Institute

Patty Marshall
Firm Administrator

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  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
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