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Richard S. Falcone J.D. ’80 has returned to the Orange County, Calif., law firm Littler Mendelson, P.C., the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management.
Falcone rejoins Littler from the Los Angeles office of Payne & Fears, LLP, where he was the managing partner. He specializes in employment law and litigation, and has experience representing management in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. His clients span a number of different industries, including technology, home health care, and entertainment.
He has handled matters involving all aspects of employment law and litigation, such as wrongful termination, discrimination claims, sexual harassment, wage and hour, trade secrets misappropriation, unfair competition, labor relations, occupational safety and health, and workplace violence. In addition, Falcone advises employers on issues related to state and federal employment and labor relations law, including litigation avoidance, employee terminations, workplace investigations, drafting compensation and severance packages, proprietary information protection, reduction-in-force, and workplace violence.
"We are so excited to welcome Rich back to Littler," said Fermin Llaguno, the managing shareholder of the firm’s Orange County office. "Rich’s thirty-plus years of traditional labor and employment litigation experience fit perfectly into our local growth strategy, as do his wide-ranging expertise and leadership skills. Rich’s homecoming is sure to be a very happy one for him, the firm, and most importantly, our clients."
Falcone speaks regularly on various employment law subjects, including e-discovery, leaves of absence, sexual harassment, union organizing, and litigation overview. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American, California, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Santa Clara County Bar Associations.
"In the end, Littler is the best place for both me and my clients," Falcone said about his return to the Firm. "I look forward to putting my experience into practice here, and helping to expand the capabilities of our Orange County office."
Falcone received his J.D. from University of Santa Clara Law School and B.S. from Tusculum College cum laude. He is admitted to practice in the states of California and New Jersey.