Dale Hudson is senior litigator with a proven track record of litigating employment, commercial, and intellectual property matters. In addition, he provides strategic advice to California employers regarding employment law compliance and litigation avoidance.
I focus on four areas, utilizing more than 40 years of experience to achieve successful outcomes for clients.
I have a proven track record of successfully defending class action lawsuits involving wage and hours claims of all types. I have repeatedly been successful in preventing class certification and have also achieved very favorable settlements for many clients.
I have litigated many intellectual property matters in both California state and federal courts, including most recently a case involving statutory interpretation, currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.
My work also includes successfully defending wrongful termination, discrimination, disability, harassment, retaliation and unfair competition litigation matters. I represent employers before state and federal courts, administrative agencies at the state and federal level and various arbitration tribunals.
I assist clients in navigating the complex labyrinth of employment laws governing the workplace, and developing programs and policies to reduce legal risk. I have worked with certain key clients for over a decade to help them manage delicate employment situations. As a result of these partnerships, these clients have been virtually free of employment litigation for over ten years.
I believe that employers need to implement innovative alternative dispute resolution strategies, including arbitration programs, to manage the deluge of class action and other lawsuits that have targeted employers over the past decades. Such efforts will likely pay big dividends down the road.
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, J.D., (Order of the Coif)
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., with honors
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