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Rogers Joseph O'Donnell

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Number of partners: 21
Number of attorneys: 40

Firm Overview:
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell represents clients on their most difficult legal problems in eight specialized areas of practice. The firm provides effective and nimble representation by focusing its practice on the areas of law it knows well. This alllitigation 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: 

-Attorney Liability & Conduct
-Complex Commercial Litigation
-Government Contracts
-Labor & Employment
-Retail Industry Trade Regulation
-White Collar Criminal Defense

Government Contracts:

Rogers Joseph O’Donnell is nationally recognized as one of the leading government contracts firms in the country working from its offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC. It 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, cyber security and supply chain issues, 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: CGI Federal; Siemens Government Technologies; McKesson; Northrop Grumman; DRS Technologies; Blackboard; Raytheon; Infosys.

Rogers Joseph O’Donnell has the experience necessary to assist any client with a construction problem. Through a unique and comprehensive mix of expertise in both public entity and private construction, the firm represents general contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, suppliers, owners, sureties, construction lenders and design professionals. The firm has extensive expertise in legal issues related to all types of construction projects, including contract negotiation, protests of contract award, insurance, extra work and delay claims, liens, false claims, stop notices, surety and employment disputes, terminations and warranties.
Key Clients: Kiewit.; ACCO Engineered Systems; TY Lin International Group; CB&I AREVA MOX Services; Obayashi; Chester Bross Construction

Attorney Liability & Conduct:
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell’s attorney liability and conduct practice group represents lawyers and law firms in litigation matters including legal malpractice, fee disputes, disqualification, sanctions and State Bar disciplinary matters and also provides advice and counseling in the areas of ethical compliance and law practice management. The firm has significant experience representing large and small law firms and corporate legal departments, and is regularly called upon to provide strategic direction and risk management advice.

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, trade secrets, 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.

Labor & Employment:
Rogers Joseph O’Donnell provides advice and counseling to private and government contractor employers and has extensive litigation experience representing employers in individual and class action labor and employment disputes, including jury and bench 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: Houston Casualty Co.; Elk Grove Unified School Dist.; Workers Compensation Ins. Rating Bureau; franchisees branded as Burger King, Jack in the Box, Denny’s, Little Caesars Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Roundtable Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Black Bear Diner, and Taco Bell.

Environmental Law:
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; The Dutra Group; Williams- Sonoma

Retail Industry Trade Regulation:
RJO’s retail trade regulation practice group represents national retail chains, grocery stores, drug stores, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in all aspects of their business. RJO advises companies on compliance with federal, state and local laws in relation to their sales and operations in California, on the internet, nationwide, and in various foreign countries. RJO represents companies in litigation and compliance involving unfair competition, consumer class actions, antitrust, consumer legal remedies, packaging and labeling, weights and measures, ADA web-access, false advertising, California Proposition 65 warning laws, and the California hazardous waste laws. RJO advises and represents companies in environmental and consumer matters brought by state and federal agencies, including the CA Attorney General, the various county District Attorneys, the CA Air Resources Board, the CA Dept. of Alcohol Beverage Control, the CA Dept. of Toxic Substances Control, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Key Clients: Costco Wholesale;; Unified Grocers; Walgreen; Party City