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Stephen A. Rossi

Associate - los angeles


Legal Expertise

Stephen A. Rossi represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has extensive experience in drafting summary judgment briefs, appellate briefs and settlement agreements. He has worked with expert witnesses to prepare reports and regularly conducts depositions. Stephen also has experience litigating complex intellectual property and commercial disputes in many different industries. 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully settled a single-plaintiff wage and hour dispute during arbitration.
  • Achieved a favorable settlement in a wrongful termination dispute.
  • Counseled a non-profit organization on employee classification matters.
  • Litigated a wide variety of intellectual property and commercial disputes, including patent infringement cases and a patent license dispute, a procedurally complex action in state and federal courts relating to an arbitration award, an attorney disqualification case in a trade secret proceeding, class actions, a construction contract dispute, a breach of fiduciary duty case and various other commercial disputes.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-2018)

Professional, Business and civic Affiliations

  • Membership Chair and former Secretary, Howard T. Markey American Inn of Court
  • Member, Orange County Bar Foundation’s Associate Board, Building Committee and Grant Committee

Other Career Experience

  • Associate, Irell & Manella LLP
  • Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Intern, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Events & Speaking Engagements



  • California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court
  •       Central District of California
  •       Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  •       Ninth Circuit
  •       Federal Circuit


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2011; Order of the Coif; magna cum laude

Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Certificate in Public Policy & Planning, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Giles S. Rich Moot Court National Semi-Finalist

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, B.S., 2006; Trustee Scholar

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