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Littler Mendelson

Privately Held; Law Practice industry

February 2005 – Present (6 years)

• Shareholder/Partner at 800+ attorney employer-focused national labor and employment law firm. 
• Litigation practice focuses on all aspects of state and federal employment litigation, such as harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Primary case handling responsibility for numerous employment litigation matters for Fortune 500 companies in both state and federal court. 
• Significant advice and counseling practice. Work extensively with clients and human resources managers in developing and refining employee policies and procedures, wage and hour compliance, conducting internal investigations, and avoiding litigation. Broad working knowledge of USERRA and FMLA; provide timely and detailed advice to clients formulating their leave policies and managing employees returning from leave. 
• Provide harassment and discrimination prevention training to managers and employees, ensuring compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
• Preparation and negotiation of executive employment agreements, severance and separation agreements, consulting agreements, and individual equity agreements.
• Provide counseling on trade secret protection, unfair competition, and non-compete/solicitation agreements.
• Advise clients, including corporate boards and management teams, on corporate governance policies and procedures, as well as assisting clients in developing and implementing policies and compliance procedures
• Member of the firm’s electronic discovery task force devoted to litigation of issues related to the discovery of electronically stored information under the new Federal and State e-Discovery Rules.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Termination: 45%
    13 years, 25 cases
  2. Discrimination: 35%
    13 years, 20 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    13 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($375-395/hour)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bart Kelly Tomerlin

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Todd for over fourteen years and he is a gifted lawyer who has a brilliant legal mind.


    Bart Tomerlin Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Rozy Lahlouh Boulos

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Contact info

50 W San Fernando St 15th Fl
San Jose, CA, 95113


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarsNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Meritorious Service MedalUnited States Air Force2007
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalN/A2003
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement MedalN/A2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/PartnerLittler Mendelson, P.C.2005 - Present
Deputy Staff Judge AdvocateUnited States Air Force (Reserve)2004 - Present
AssociateRopers Majeski Kohn & Bentley2003 - 2005
Judge Advocate General (JAG) AttorneyUnited States Navy1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tamala Smith v. Sears, Roebuck and Co.Complete defense judgment
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara Univ SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Santa Clara UnivFinanceB.S1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TPO ConferenceSocial Media and Employment2010
Littler Mendelson Breakfast BriefingLegal Update2010