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Rachel L. Conn



Rachel is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group and a member of the firm’s Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) practice. She represents clients in both federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies as well as providing labor and employment law advice and training, with a particular emphasis on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation.

What do you focus on?

Today I focus my practice on three main areas, leveraging a wide-range of skills from traditional labor law, employment law and occupational safety and health law to help clients navigate the modern workplace.

Occupational Safety and Health

My practice also has a special focus on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation, including but not limited to Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA matters. This involves developing state of the art safety procedures, training, safety and health audits, appeals of citations, and representing employers in the rulemaking process.

Employment Law

Much of my work involves representing, advising and training clients in various areas of employment law including wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment, arbitrations, ADA Title III access, trade secrets and restrictive covenants and wage-hour.

I have also represented all types of employers in federal and state court litigation and before various federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Labor and California Labor Commission.

Labor Law

I’ve represented employers before both federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. I help employers with a wide-range of labor related issues including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, union elections and defending against unfair labor practice charges.

What do you see on the horizon?

In order to navigate the modern workplace, it takes the knowledge of traditional labor and employment laws as well as an understanding of occupational safety and health. As the on-demand and sharing economies become more prevalent, the workplace, as well as the laws that govern it, will have to adjust.

Publications & Presentations

  • “OSHA Safety,” SFMade, San Francisco, August 2017
  • Rutter Guide California Practice Guide Employment Litigation Workplace Safety Chapter (Contributing Editor)
  • “Sex and the attorney-client relationship,” Nixon Peabody Annual MCLE Seminar, San Francisco, January 2017
  • “Additional Developments in Trademark Law—LaRussa v. Twitter, Inc.,” 25 Berkeley Tech L.J. 493 (2010)
  • “Additional Developments in Privacy Law—Toffoloni v. LFP Publishing Group,” 25 Berkeley Tech L.J. 701 (2010)

Contact

Rachel L. Conn

Associate

San Francisco

Phone: 415-984-8216


Fax: 855-887-8999

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Recipient, Prosser Award for Pre-Trial Civil Litigation.

The Catholic University of America, B.A.

California

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