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John Anthony Ontiveros

John Anthony Ontiveros

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination

About Me

Background is dedicated to representing management exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. I began my career working as a human resources generalist in a manufacturing facility in 1997 before entering the legal field, where I have been an attorney for the last 10 years. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Discrimination: 50%
    13 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 50%
    13 years

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Contact Info

Jackson Lewis

225 Broadway Ste 200
San Diego, CA, 92101-5010




Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star-Employment and Labor LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerJackson Lewis LLP2007 - Present
Field AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board Region 202003 - 2006
AttorneyLittler Mendelson2002 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionState Ba2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Guardsmark, LLC v. National Labor Relations BoardD.C. Circuit upheld in part, dismissed in part

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Publication NameTitleDate
League of California Cities Conference and Expo2012 Labor and Employment Updtes In the Public Sector2012
Jackson Lewis Workplace Resource CenterCalifornia Court Strengthens Property Owners' Right to Exclude Labor Unions2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Berkeley SOL Boalt HallLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Cornell UnivIndustrial and Labor RelationsBachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
League of California Cities Conference and ExpoLabor and Employment Updates2012
League of California Cities Conference and ExpoLabor and Employment Updates2011
Association of Corporate Counsel chapterMergers and Acquisitions: Employment Law Considerations2011
League of California Cities Conference and ExpoLabor and Employment Updates2010
California Association of Health Facilities10 Major Labor Law Changes in 20102010