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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 and Activities

Ms. Rossi’s practice is focused on defending complex cases in state and federal courts, with emphasis on class and representative actions, including Private Attorneys’ General Act (PAGA) claims. She has experience handling all aspects of litigation from inception through trial, as well as appeals. 

Ms. Rossi prides herself on listening to her client’s business needs to direct them to the best strategy based on their objectives. Over her years of practice, Ms. Rossi has learned that successful client relationships depend on clear communication, strong collaboration and empathetic listening. Collaborative and collegial in her approach to all matters, Ms. Rossi is nevertheless a fierce advocate for her clients. 

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Rossi has extensive experience counseling employers on a wide array of matters, including leaves of absence, disability accommodations, terminations and harassment complaints. She also works with employers to ensure their policies are legally compliant and conducts investigations in response to employee complaints of alleged unlawful practices.

Ms. Rossi also defends employers before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Civil Rights Department  (formerly the DFEH), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. 

Currently a trustee for the Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation, Ms. Rossi previously 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.

Published Opinions, Representative Speaking Engagements and Honors

Rodriguez v. Parivar, Inc., 83 Cal. App. 5th 739 (2022)

Bridgeport Continuing Education’s 2022 Wage & Hour Litigation and Management Conference – New Developments In PAGA in the Wage & Hour Landscape

Bridgeport Continuing Education’s 2020 PAGA Workshop – PAGA Trials

Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2017 – Employment Litigation


J.D., Loyola of Los Angeles, Law School, 2004
Executive Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
Mabel Richards Wilson Scholarship Recipient

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2000

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