Paul Cowie is the go-to employment class action/PAGA defense lawyer in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Recently recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” California attorney by the Daily Journal (2018) and one of only 335 attorneys nationwide to receive the Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting (2019), Paul is highly responsive and an expert in his field. Paul serves as the Leader of the firm’s Transportation Team and has deep experience across many industries, including retail, technology, manufacturing, and transportation. Paul manages a large team that defends employers in every type of employment dispute, including discrimination and harassment, independent contractors and the gig-economy, wrongful termination and whistleblower complaints, as well as trade secret litigation. He is also a leader in Gamification to engage employees in the workplace. Paul also has a special interest in cyber-security, data privacy, and social media and is a member of the firm’s multi-practice group industry teams for these specialties.
Paul manages dozens of class actions, related to all forms of wage & hour disputes, discrimination, as well as misclassification. He counsels clients on all aspects of employment, including compliance, workplace investigations, workplace violence, protecting intellectual property, and founder disputes. In addition, Paul has significant experience supporting M&A transactions and has worked closely with clients in structuring deals to minimize employment-related risks and to maximize the value of the transaction from an employment perspective.
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