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.
Presentations and Publications
- Author, “Salting the Mines: The Legal Political Implications of Paid Union Organizers on the Job,” 16 Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal (p. 1), 1999
- Author, “Outside the ‘Compensation Bargain:’ Protecting the Rights of Disabled Workers to File Suite for Disability Discrimination,” 37 Santa Clara Law Review (p. 687), 1997
- Author, “Lessons in the Courtroom,” Orange County Lawyer (pp. 32-37), January 1997
- Author, “Carve-outs and the Privatization of Workers’ Compensation in Collective Bargaining Agreements,” 46 Syracuse Law Review (p. 3), 1995
- Author, “Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals,” Anderson Publishing
- Author, “The Role of the Plaintiff's Attorney in Asbestos Litigation: Chapter 1, Asbestos Abatement,” Sourcebook on Asbestos Diseases: Medical, Legal, and Engineering Aspects (Vol. 5), 1991
- Member, The State Bar of California
- Golden Gate University, School of LawJD, 1987
- San Francisco State UniversityBS, Sociology and Labor Relations, 1983