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Ellyn Moscowitz

Ellyn MoscowitzSenior Of CounselDownload PDFvCard510.808.2000707.545.8009


Ellyn Moscowitz is a labor and employment lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, and a specialty expertise in class action litigation. Her well-rounded background includes representing employers, unions and employees in complex litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. She most recently served as in-house counsel at a technology services staffing agency.

Ellyn has handled a broad scope of employment related litigation involving issues ranging from wage-and-hour law violations to employee vs. independent contractor issues. She has significant expertise in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, handling grievances, ERISA matters and apprenticeship law. Ellyn currently represents employers in the technology, agricultural, and wine-making industries. For over 20 years, she has also worked with Building and Construction Unions and is an expert on Negotiating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). Ellyn has negotiated Hudson/Beck issues with the Department of Labor and is working on post-Janus issues.

Her extensive background includes several successful California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions. She also has mediated and arbitrated over 100 labor and employment law cases as an appointed mediator for the USDC Northern California and Alameda Superior Court, as well as serving as a private mediator and arbitrator. She is the author of two legal textbooks and four law review articles that have been published.

Ellyn has shared her expertise through more than 12 years as a law school professor, teaching classes that cover litigation skills, appellate advocacy, legal research and writing, and labor and employment law. She also directed the University of San Francisco’s Advanced Moot Court Competition and Chapman University’s Judicial Externship Program.


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