Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, L.L.P.
351 California Street, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 434-9800 fax: (415) 434-0513
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Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, LLP is a nationally recognized San Francisco law firm specializing in labor and employment law claims on behalf of individual employees and in class actions.  

 In addition to our firm’s advocacy on behalf of employees, our partners and associates regularly contribute their expertise as panelists in local, statewide and national employment law conferences.  Each of the professionals in the law firm has written extensively on employment law matters in legal texts and publications. 

 The attorneys of Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, LLP collectively have over 100 years of experience successfully representing employees in thousands of employment-related claims in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and severance negotiations. 

 Cases handled by our firm have upheld the rights of employees in crucial areas, for example:

  • Wage and Hour Class Action: · For the past decade, Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, LLP has been the leader in the representation of workers in wage and hour class actions. Among the wage and hour victories are the jury verdict for over $90 million in Bell v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, as well as multi-million dollar settlements in other wage and hour class actions on behalf of workers and employees in a variety of industries.

  • Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy: a jury in Walia v. Aetna, Inc. awarded punitive damages to an employee who was fired for refusing to sign a non-compete agreement.

  • Age Discrimination: an appellate court upheld the jury’s punitive damage award to an employee who was discriminated against on the basis of his age.  (Stephens v. Coldwell Banker)

  • Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Firm attorneys have litigated numerous cases with settlements and significant jury verdicts.

  • Race Harassment and Discrimination: the firm obtained a confidential settlement for a group of African-American employees at a major retailer who were harassed and discriminated against because of their race.

  • Stock Option and Severance Negotiations:  the firm has successfully negotiated many severance agreements for Silicon Valley, Fortune 500, and high profile media executives.

Our attorneys’ skill and dedication have been recognized by our peers.  The firm is represented in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, which is a prominent national organization comprised of lawyers, judges and educators who are the leaders in employment law. Our firm is listed as one of the top two plaintiff's employment law firms in California in Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers (2003-2004), Chambers & Partners. Chambers also recognized two of Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff's partners as among the leading five employment lawyers in the State of California.

Explore this website to learn more about the services we offer, and contact us directly at:

Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, LLP
351 California Street, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 434-9800 (tel)
(415) 434-0513 (fax)

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