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Joseph E. Wiley

Of Counsel

Mr. Wiley is recognized as an expert at representing public and private sector employers in traditional labor relations and employment law issues. Before his entry into private practice, Mr. Wiley served as a regional representative for the California Public Employment Relations Board and as a field attorney for the Oakland office of the National Labor Relations Board. He currently represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the California Public Employment Relations Board and the Department of Labor. He serves as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations in the public and private sectors. He provides ongoing advice regarding contract administration and represents employers in labor arbitrations. Mr. Wiley provides seasoned counsel to employers regarding employee discipline, due process and grievance procedure issues.

He has also successfully represented many public and private sector clients in wrongful termination and employment discrimination litigation.

Since 2000, Mr. Wiley has been integrally involved with the statutory developments that now govern the California trial courts as employers. Our firm represents many of the California trial courts in their labor and employment law matters.

Mr. Wiley was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University School of Law from 1995-2000 where he taught Public Sector Labor and Employment Law. He frequently conducts training for our clients on diverse topics, from sexual harassment prevention to procedural due process rights of public employees.

For over fifteen years, Mr. Wiley has served the United States District Court for the Northern District of California as an Early Neutral Evaluator in labor and employment law cases.

Joseph E. Mr. Wiley was graduated with high honors from the Michigan State University Honors College in 1972 and received his Master’s Degree from the Industrial Relations Research Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975. He received his legal education at Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude in 1978.

Mr. Wiley’s articles on employment discrimination and due process obligations of public employers have appeared in the National Law JournalLaw Practice ManagementCalifornia Labor & Employment Law Quarterly and California Public Employee Relations (CPER). Mr. Wiley was named Top Rated Labor and Employment Law Attorney by American Lawyer Media in both 2012 and 2013.

Professional Affiliations
Mr. Wiley is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Section from 1998-2002. He is a member of the Attorneys’ Committee of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies, the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Committee on Developing Labor Law.