Patricia Riordan represents employers in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal court including claims alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination; violations of family, medical, and pregnancy disability leave rights; breach of contract; and wage and hour class actions and violations of wage and hour laws. Patricia provides counseling to employers involving employee contracts and prevention of employee claims. Her experience includes favorable results in trial, successful summary judgments, and handling the single plaintiff lawsuits for a Fortune 100 financial institution, national retailers, health care facilities, and governmental entities.
While in law school, Patricia worked as an intern for the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles and was a member of the Moot Court team. She also served as an extern to Judge Edward M. Kennedy in Washington, DC. Prior to attending law school, she was a public relations executive in the real estate industry in Los Angeles.
Patricia’s professional and civic affiliations include her service on the Board of Directors for the National Charity League, Los Angeles Founder Chapter; volunteer for Project Angel Food and a variety of groups providing care for the homeless in Los Angeles; and an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Pepperdine University School of Law, 1995, J.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987, B.A., Political Science
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)