Rafael also devotes a significant portion of his practice to providing employers with preventive counseling including assisting management with harassment investigations, employee discipline, employee terminations and Federal-WARN Act and the California-WARN Act compliance. Clients also seek his counsel and advice regarding medical and disability leaves and wage-hour compliance audits.
In 2015, Rafael served as President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County (OCHBA). Rafael previously served two terms as the Chief Financial Officer for the OCHBA. Rafael is a member of the Federalist Society and the National Review Institute. Rafael is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a "Rising Star" by Southern California Super Lawyers from 2011 through 2016. Rafael obtained his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Stanford University in just three years. While in law school, Rafael was Articles Editor for the George Washington Law Review and a Dean's Fellow.