Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. November 2019, Volume 33, No. 6

New Advisors

Zoe Palitz is an attorney at Altshuler Berzon LLP in San Francisco, where her practice consists primarily of representing local and international labor unions in federal and state court litigation, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, and advice matters. She clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She also worked for two years at Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in labor law, ERISA, and bankruptcy. Ms. Palitz is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale College.

Christina (Tina) Ro-Connolly is Senior Counsel with the Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer. Tina’s practice consists of investigating Title IX complaints and workplace complaints (harassment, discrimination, and workplace misconduct) for both public and private sector employers. She also conducts trainings, including AB1825 and workplace investigations trainings.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Ro-Connolly worked for 11 years at the Contra Costa County Counsel’s Office, advising departments on legal matters for a workforce of approximately 9,000 employees. Such legal matters included employee discipline, employee complaints, discrimination complaints, wage and hour complaints, alleged labor violations, and labor negotiations.

During her tenure with the County, Ms. Ro-Connolly handled numerous mediations and administrative hearings, the latter of which included contractual arbitrations, civil service appeals, and hearings before the Public Employment Relations Board. She also has extensive experience advising public safety departments, such as the Office of the Sheriff and the Probation Department.

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