- Number of partners: 20
- Number of attorneys: 34
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell represents clients on their most difficult legal problems in six specialized areas of practice. The firm provides effective and nimble representation by focusing its practice on the areas of law it knows well. This all-litigation firm, founded in 1981, has the support structure of a much larger office, including the latest in technological assistance, to handle proceedings of any size in state and federal courts both at trial and on appeal, and to conduct ADR of the most sophisticated disputes.
Main Areas of Practice:
Complex Commercial Litigation:
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell represents companies and individuals in complex litigation in a wide variety of industries, including disputes involving complex commercial contracts, federal and state antitrust laws, unfair competition and false advertising statutes, securities and other business fraud claims, consumer class actions against retailers and other business entities, minority squeeze-out claims, and insurance coverage.
Key Clients: Constellation Wines, Kapow Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell has broad experience necessary for any client with a construction problem. The firm represents general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, suppliers, owners, sureties, construction lenders, and design professionals, bringing together a unique and comprehensive mix of expertise in both public entity and private construction. The firm has extensive expertise in all legal challenges facing construction projects, including contract negotiation, contract award, risk allocation, insurance acquisition, extra work and delay claims, liens, false claims, stop notices, surety relationships, employment issues, disputes between general contractors and their subcontractors, terminations, and warranties.
Key Clients: Kiewit Corp., ACCO Engineered Systems. Inc., TY Lin International Group.
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell has extensive litigation experience representing employers in individual and class action employment disputes, including jury trials, appeals, administrative hearings, mediations, and arbitrations. The firm has defended wage and hour claims under federal and state law, discrimination and harassment claims based on a variety of different protected categories including age, race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and disability, and whistleblower claims including those arising under the State and Federal False Claims Acts.
Key Clients: Allstate Insurance Co., Kmart Corp., Houston Casualty Co., Dole Food Co., Inc.
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell represents national and regional manufacturers, developers, property owners, and individuals in disputes and litigation with federal, state, and local environmental regulators, and in private party cost recovery cases arising under state and federal environmental laws. Lawyers in the firm have prosecuted and defended cases under all of the major federal and state environmental statutes. These lawyers have particular expertise in litigation arising under CERCLA (the ‘Superfund’ law), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and their state law counterparts, California’s Proposition 65, and the California Environmental Quality Act.
Key Clients: Chevron USA, Inc., The Dutra Group, The Port of Richmond.
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell is nationally recognized as one of the leading government contracts firm in the country and the only such firm headquartered on the West Coast. The firm represents many of the major national government contractors, as well as local and regional companies, in their federal, state, and local contracts. The firm works on all government contract issues, including contract disputes with the Government, disputes between prime and subcontractors, teaming agreements, due diligence in acquisitions and mergers, bid protests, terminations, qui tam and other False Claims Act cases, cost accounting standards, and Multiple Award Schedule Contracts.
Key Clients: Nothrop Grumman Corp., SAP America, Inc., Hewlett Packard Corp.
Retail Industry Trade Regulation:
Areas of PracticeComplex Commercial Litigation
Labor & Employment
Retail Industry Trade Regulation
White-Collar Criminal Defense
The Retail Industry Trade Regulation Practice Group represents large retail chains, grocery stores, drug stores, and suppliers to California retailers in a wide variety of regulatory and litigation matters, particularly those involving unfair competition, antitrust, false advertising, unfair business practices, consumer legal remedies,California’s Proposition 65, and challenges to state statutes, regulations, and municipal ordinances affecting the retail industry. This group regularly analyzes discrete issues of business practices, advising the firm’s clients on the effect of federal, state, and local laws on their sales and operations in California and nationwide.
Key Clients: Costco Wholesale Corp., Walgreen Co., Amscan, Inc., Party City Corp.