Biography

WILLIAM O. STEIN is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm's Los Angeles office. He has nearly 30 years of employment litigation experience, including first-chair trials and arbitrations. His clients include communications companies, health care organizations, nonprofit organizations, retailers, transportation companies, and foreign governments, among others.

Mr. Stein's experience includes the following:

  • Defending employers before state and federal courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies in all aspects of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination actions
  • Representing employers in actions involving wage and hour issues, including claims of misclassification and failure to pay for all time worked, and in employee benefits and ERISA-related disputes
  • Prosecuting and defending complex business disputes involving claims of unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and fraud
  • Preparing and arguing appeals on behalf of employers

Earlier in his career, Mr. Stein clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Kelleher in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1990-1991), and served as counsel to the Webster Commission, which investigated the Los Angeles Police Department's policies and response to the Los Angeles Riots in 1992.

Mr. Stein has been selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014) in the areas of Employment & Labor and Business Litigation.

Mr. Stein is also Chair of the Board of Director of Greenway Arts Alliance, a nonprofit organization that develops and provides arts education opportunities to high school students.

Education
  • Loyola Law School (J.D., 1990)
  • University of California (B.A., 1987)
    • Los Angeles
Bar Admissions
  • California
Court Admissions
  • California Federal Courts
  • California State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado