Roland’s practice focuses exclusively on employment and labor law.

Roland’s employment law practice is focused on complex employment litigation and problem solving. He has handled class, collective and other complex employment litigation, as well as dockets of single plaintiff employment cases. His practice has included discrimination and harassment litigation, wage and hour litigation, noncompetition and trade secret cases, cases under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and union-related work, including arbitrations and collective bargaining, employment agreements, and preventative counseling and training.

Roland is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives blog. He also serves as the Co-Head of Hunton & Williams’ Unfair Competition and Information Protection Task Force. He is also a member of the Firm’s national associates committee. Roland is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 9th and 11th Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and Texas; and the Northern District of Georgia. He was also a law clerk for Acting Justice Carol H. Arber, New York State Supreme Court (1990).

Relevant Experience

  • Multiple national and California-based wage and hour class and collective actions, involving overtime and exemption issues.
  • Multiple actions involving non-competition, trade secrets and disclosure of confidential information, in federal and state court, in both California and Texas.
  • Regional handling of single plaintiff harassment and discrimination cases.
  • Extensive California and federal experience in disabled accessibility litigation under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Experience with employment-related issues in complex corporate transactions, including negotiating and drafting executive employment agreements.
  • Represents multiple clients in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation cases.
  • Experience with handling union-related matters, including arbitrations, collective bargaining, strikes, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Represents clients in the retail, restaurant, grocery, entertainment, temporary and permanent placement, oil and gas, manufacturing, technology, investment and hedge fund industries.

Memberships

  • Co-Chair, Restrictive Covenants/Trade Secrets Subcommittee, ABA Section of Litigation Employment and Labor Relations Committee, July 2015 to present
  • Chief Counsel, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, pro bono appointment, 2009 - Present
  • Leadership Los Angeles, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 2009 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Employment and Business Law Sections
  • Member, California Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Awards & Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Columbia Law School, LALSA, 2012
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service, Hunton & Williams, 2010-2012
  • Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2011
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer, Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2011. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Selected as a Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2005-2007. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.

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