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Stephen L. Berry

Partner, Employment Law Department




講演活動、著作等:雇用待遇のコンプライアンス、派遣社員・契約社員の法的問題、セクシャル・ハラスメントの防止、プライバシー問題、薬物テスト問題等など労働法全般にわたり講演多数。労働法関連の論文は、「職場における薬物テスト」(労働法ハンドブック, Government Institute, Inc.出版)、「不当な契約終了―法廷に行かないための10の方法―」(「International Legal Strategy」)等。 

1978年国際政治学専攻、ブリガムヤング大学を優等で卒業。1981年同大学Reuben Clarkロースクール終了。在学中、「Utah Bar Journal」の編集者、及びOrder of Barristersのメンバーとして活躍。カリフォルニア州弁護士。米国内全ての連邦裁判所での弁護士活動が認められている。 



  • Continuously named in The Best Lawyers in America since 2004, and named "Management Employment Lawyer of the Year" for the Orange County, California area by that publication each year since 2011
  • Named to "Top Labor and Employment Lawyers of 2012" by the Daily Journal
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2018 for work in Employment Law - Individual and Management, Labor Law - Management and Qui Tam Law


  • J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, J.D. (Associate Editor of the Utah Bar Journal; Order of Barristers), 1981
  • Brigham Young University, B.S. (cum laude), 1978


  • Won over a dozen jury trials and arbitrations, including claims of disability discrimination by a former employee of a pharmaceutical company, sex discrimination by a former sales manager with a telecom company, wrongful termination by a former partner in a law firm and obtained a judgment against the former partner in an amount exceeding $100,000, and whistleblower retaliation at arbitration by the former head of sales for a medical device company
  • Won complete summary judgment in two wage and hour class actions and 43 individual cases
  • Defeated class certification in an exempt misclassification case, and in an independent contractor misclassification case
  • Leads collective bargaining negotiations for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association (formed by 14 of the largest container shipping companies and terminal operators in the world) with ILWU Local 63, Office Clerical Unit

Engagement & Publications

  • Frequent lecturer on employment law topics, including wage and hour compliance, use of temporary workers and other independent contractors, prevention and investigation of harassment and other workplace issues, and privacy and drug testing issues
  • Has authored articles on a variety of employment law topics, including "Workplace Drug Testing Programs" (Employment Law Handbook, Government Institute, Inc.) and "Wrongful Termination: Ten Keys to Avoiding a Day in Court" (International Legal Strategy)


  • Admitted to the State Bar of California
  • Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Practice Areas

Employee Mobility and Trade Secrets
Employment Litigation
Appellate Litigation
Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense
Trade Secrets
Labor/Management Relations
Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Employment Law




California Bar


J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D. 1981
Brigham Young University, B.S. 1978
Brigham Young University, B.A. 1978