Troy Valdez is a trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience practicing labor and employment law.
Troy has represented clients in a range of employment matters, from wage and hour class actions, founder and executive disputes, breach of contract actions, whistleblower and other retaliation claims, discrimination and harassment matters, to traditional labor arbitrations. He has also prosecuted and defended trade secret misappropriation and corporate raiding suits.
In addition to his litigation experience, Troy counsels clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including the implementation of wage and hour compliance programs, the creation and implementation of employee and workplace policies, the negotiation of executive recruitment and terminations, the implementation of legally compliant reductions in force and other cost-saving measures, and the navigation of the law with respect to employee compensation, leaves, discipline, and terminations. He also advises clients on the employment issues that can arise in merger and acquisition transactions.
Prior to joining Coblentz, Troy was a partner at Thoits Law. He was a partner and co-founder of Valdez Law Group, an employment law boutique that specialized in litigation and pre-litigation counseling services.
Troy is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Bar Associations, and the Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court.
Troy earned his J.D. from the University of California at Davis School of Law in 1997 and earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994.