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Sharon Ongerth Rossi


Executive Summary

Ms. Rossi is a member of the firm's Labor & Employment and Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.

Professional Qualifications

Ms. Rossi’s practice is focused on complex litigation in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on class action defense.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Rossi routinely counsels both large and small employers upon a wide array of workplace issues, including wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, engaging in the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodations, disciplinary issues, terminations (including reductions-in-force), contingent workforce arrangements and workplace violence threats. She conducts investigations for clients relating to internal complaints of discrimination, harassment and other unlawful conduct and also regularly drafts and reviews employer policies for compliance under federal, state and local laws.

Ms. Rossi also has experience defending employers before federal and state administrative agencies including, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Before joining Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, Ms. Rossi was an associate with Fisher Phillips, SNR Denton and Seyfarth Shaw. While in law school, Ms. Rossi served as an extern for the Honorable Kim M. Wardlaw, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Honorable Lourdes G. Baird (Retired), U.S. District Court, Central District of California and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division.

Ms. Rossi currently serves as Chair for the Contra Costa Region of the Northern California Human Resources Association. She has also served on the Board of the San Francisco affiliate of Dress for Success, an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women.


J.D., Loyola of Los Angeles, Law School
Executive Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Mabel Richards Wilson Scholarship Recipient

B.S., University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

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