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Bradley D. Ross, General Counsel

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Bradley D. RossBradley D. Ross serves as General Counsel to the firm.

Mr. Ross previously practiced employment law and business litigation and served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Court system.

Radio commentator and author

He has appeared as a Los Angeles area radio commentator on employment issues, and has been the subject of features in local and national legal publications. He is the co-author of the Freeman Freeman & Smiley, LLP Employment Law Bulletin, which is periodically issued to clients, lawyers, and interested members of the community.


Mr. Ross has been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. He has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list in "Employment Law" (2010-2012, 2014-2017), a designation bestowed on only the top 5% of lawyers in this region.

Attorney Education


J.D., Loyola Law School
Chief Ninth Circuit Editor, Loyola Law Review (1980-81)
National Trial Advocacy Competition Finalist | Houston, Texas 1981

B.A., cum laude, University of California Los Angeles

Attorney Admited to Practice

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California
Supreme Court of California

Representative Clients and Matters

Brinkley v. Public Storage, Inc. 167 Cal. App. 4th 1278 (2008) — Made new law regarding California requirements for meal and rest breaks, as well as wage statements.

Lee Myles Associates Corp. v. Paul Rubke Enterprises, Inc., 557 F.Supp.2d 1134 (S.D.Cal. 2008) – Achieved dismissal of action for alleged breach of licensing agreement, trademark infringement and unfair competition, making new law regarding the disgorgement of profits under California’s Unfair Competition Law

Pike v. Public Storage Companies, Inc. ARB No. 00-072, ALJ No. 1998-STA-35 (ARB Aug. 10, 1999) – Successfully defended claim brought under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.

Hamid v. Price Waterhouse, et al. 51 F.3d 1411 (9th Cir. 1995) – Obtained dismissal of claims against Emirate of Abu Dhabi in an international banking dispute involving close to one hundred parties.

Citibank v. Crowell, Weedon & Co., 4 Cal. App. 4th 844 (1992) – Represented broker-dealer in dispute regarding stolen bearer bonds.

Cacciaguidi v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 3d 181 (1990) – Represented broker-dealer in action for abuse of process and conspiracy.

Won summary judgment and successfully represented Fortune 500 client in meal and rest break class action litigated to the California Supreme Court.

Represented casino in defeating certification of class action involving thousands of class members. Developed unique defense strategy that was later adopted by other casinos.

Successfully defended national retail store operator in wage and hour class action litigation.

Represented national law firm in obtaining summary judgment on significant employment discrimination claims.

Successfully defended Fortune 500 client in $30+ million software patent infringement claim.

Represented nationally known franchisor in defeating action brought by a majority of the franchisees in a “bet-the-company” case seeking dissolution of the franchise agreements.

Created and coordinated the implementation of numerous reductions in force and plant closings for national companies.

Obtained highly favorable settlement for a nationally known retailor following the destruction of its corporate headquarters due to construction defects.

Obtained restitution in NASD securities fraud action on behalf of internationally renowned actors.

Successfully represented marina operator in development dispute and environmental contamination action involving the Sacramento Delta.

Obtained $10+ million judgment on behalf of a bank in connection with loan dispute.


Presentations & Publications

Author | New Year, New Employment Laws for 2017 | December 1, 2016
"Family Medical Leave Act: Leave Administration and Reasonable Accommodation Seminar" | Human Resources Managers of a prominent international food services company | June 5, 2014
IRS 2014 Mileage Rate Increase | January 2, 2014
New Employment Laws for 2014 | January 1, 2014
Author | "Senate Bill 1186: curbing abusive disability access suits" | Los Angeles Daily Journal | October 11, 2012
Co-Author | "Recent Ninth Circuit Developments in Securities Law" | 13 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 985 | September 3, 1980