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CV of Steven G. Pearl

Steven G. Pearl, Esq.
ADR Services, Inc.

Steven G. Pearl is a full-time mediator resolving disputes involving:

Employment Law, including:
Wrongful Termination
Non-Competition Agreements
Trade Secrets

Wage & Hour, including class actions and individual actions 

Representative Mediations
  • Wage and hour class action: 4,000 member certified class against franchisee of national restaurant chain. Resolved after two full-day sessions and extensive follow-up by Mr. Pearl. 
  • Complex disability discrimination and retaliation action by public employee against non-employer labor union and two union officials. 
  • Wage and hour action by employee against business and individual principal, and cross-action for breach of contract and theft of trade secrets. 
  • Pregnancy discrimination action involving contested arbitration agreement. 
University of California, Hastings College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1992)
Dean’s Scholar; Graduated in Top 25% of Class; Chair, Moot Court Board  
University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor of Arts, 1989)
Graduated with Honors from the Department of English 
Litigation Experience 
The Pearl Law Firm, A Professional Corporation (1994-2011)
Founded practice with emphasis in litigating and mediating individual and class action wage and hour, employment, unfair competition, and consumer protection actions.  
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (1992-1994)
Litigated complex employment, business, insurance coverage, and entertainment actions.  
Judicial Extern for Hon. Fern M. Smith (1991-1992)
United States District Court, Northern District of California 
“Super Lawyer” in Dispute Resolution and Employment & Labor Law
2011, 2012, and 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine 
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section  
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section 
Blogs & Newsletters
California Employment Law Blog
Current developments in state and federal employment, wage and hour, class action, unfair competition, and arbitration law.  
Mediation and Negotiation Blog
Current developments in mediation law, along with insights on mediation and negotiation theory and best practices.  
The Employment Law Update
Monthly email update on employment law developments with more than 1,000 subscribers, including plaintiffs’ counsel, defense counsel, and many neutrals. 
Current Publications
Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice
Matthew Bender 
California Wage and Hour Law and Litigation
Continuing Education of the Bar 
“California Labor and Employment Law Review, Wage and Hour Update”
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
2012 Speaking Engagements
“Advanced Strategies for Mediating Employment Cases”
State Bar of California 
“Wage and Hour – Now What? Emerging Trends and New Developments”
Employment Roundtable of Southern California 
“The Future of Wage and Hour Class Actions: Class Action Waivers, Representative Actions, and Unfair Labor Practices”
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference 
“Advanced Mediation Techniques in Wage and Hour Actions”
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section 
“Settlement Talks and Mediation in Discrimination and Harassment Cases”
Bridgeport Continuing Education 
“Brinker – Give Me A Break!!!”
Beverly Hills Bar Association 
“Ethical Issues in Mediation”
Ventura County Bar Association 
“Hot Button Issues in Wage and Hour Law”
Los Angeles County Bar Association 
“Achieving Your Goals Through Mediation”
Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California
Pro Bono and Charitable Activities
Mr. Pearl has donated his time to numerous pro bono and charitable organizations, including American Youth Soccer Organization, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities, and The Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. He frequently serves as a judge in high school and college student mock trial competitions and has served as a settlement officer in Los Angeles Superior Court’s Employment Law CRASH Settlement Program.  

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