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David E. Aron
Gayle M. Athanacio
Stephen L. Bacon
Merri A. Baldwin
Robert J. Breakstone
Dennis J. Callahan
Thomas H. Carlson
Jeffery M. Chiow
Alecia E. Cotton
Joshua M. Deitz
Robert C. Goodman
Lucas T. Hanback
John G. Heller
Dennis C. Huie
Suhani Kamdar
Lauren B. Kramer
S. Amber Lee
Mark J. Linderman
E. Jacob Lubarsky
James Robert Maxwell
Joseph C. McGowan
Patricia A. Meagher
Robert S. Metzger
Brian D. Miller
Alexis J. Morris
Nicholas T. Niiro
Roland Nikles
Neil H. O'Donnell
Dean D. Paik
Sharon Ongerth Rossi
Aaron M. Scolari
Aaron P. Silberman
Renée D. Wasserman
Alan J. Wilhelmy
Virginia K. Young
Paul M. Zieff

Virginia K. Young
Senior Counsel
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Areas of Practice

Ms. Young is a member of the firm's Government Contracts and Labor & Employment Practice Groups.

Professional Qualifications

Ms. Young has broad experience representing small and large employers in state and federal courts and before a variety of governmental agencies, including the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Her practice covers a wide spectrum of state, federal and local employment issues including state and federal wage and hour, government contractor affirmative action, family and medical leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment and reasonable accommodation, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Ms. Young has participated in mediations, arbitrations and trials in both single plaintiff and class action matters. Ms. Young’s practice includes extensive advice and counseling services in addition to litigation.

Before joining Rogers Joseph O'Donnell, Ms. Young was a labor and employment associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and SNR Denton LLP. Ms. Young also previously served as an assistant staff judge advocate, claims officer and defense counsel in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.


J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco
Cum Laude

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Bar Admissions

Government Contracts
Labor & Employment

Recent Publications and Public Speaking

FEHA, ADA, CFRA, FMLA and Worker’s Compensation: Addressing Complex Interactions, Speaker, California Legal & Legislative Conference, Nov. 17, 2016

Blacklisting Provisions and Arbitration Restrictions of “Fair Payand Safe Workplaces” Rules On Hold … For Now; Paycheck Transparency Provisions Go Into Effect January 1, 2017, RJO Update, Oct. 2016 (co-authored)

Fair Pay-Safe Workplaces: The “On-Hold” Rules and Guidance, RJO Update, Oct. 2016 (co-authored)

Presented two workshops on Labor & Employment Law Compliance, for members of the California Grocers Association, held in Los Angeles and in Sacramento on August 23 and August 26, 2016 (co-presented)

All Employers, Including California Employers, Should Review their Compensation Practices for White Collar Employees, RJO Update, May 2016 (co-authored)

California Employers: New Harassment and Discrimination Regulations Go Into Effect April 1, 2016, RJO Update, Mar. 2016 (co-authored)

New California Family Rights Act Regulations: Employers with 50 or More Employees in California Should Ensure Existing Policies, Practices, Forms and Postings Are up to Date, RJO Update, July 2015 (co-authored)

California Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave Benefits to Most Employees,
RJO Update, July 2015 (co-authored)

Key Changes to California Employment Law in 2015, RJO Update, January 2015 (PDF) (co-authored)

Employers Must Reimburse California Employees Required To Use Their Personal Cell Phones For Work Related Calls Even If The Employees Incur No Expense, RJO Update, September 2014 (PDF) (co-authored)

San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance Takes Effect August 13, 2014: San Francisco Private Employers and City Contractors and Subcontractors Face Significant New Restrictions on Inquiries and Use of Criminal History, RJO Update, July 2014 (PDF) (co-authored)

Ninth Circuit Holds That Workers Can Choose Not To Use FMLA/CFRA Leave While Using Paid Vacation , RJO Update, March 2014 (PDF) (co-authored)


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San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415.956.2828
Fax: 415.956.6457
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