Coblentz labor and employment partner Troy Valdez has been named to the Daily Journal’s Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California list for 2021. The list recognizes California attorneys who have made significant contributions to labor and employment law.
Troy has more than 20 years of experience practicing labor and employment law. He represents 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 also prosecutes and defends trade secret misappropriation and corporate raiding suits.
The Daily Journal article highlights Troy’s representation of a group of key employees, including the CEO, at Zoox Inc. in closing its $1.2 billion acquisition by Amazon.com Inc., as well as his successful representation of iRhythm Technologies Inc. in a wrongful termination suit. Valdez says, “I tell clients you can’t always be the nice guy. Let people know what they are doing both good and bad and give clear guidance as to where they stand.” Read more from the Daily Journal here.