Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips LLP – Irvine, California
Robert Yonowitz is an employment and labor law attorney who has built a reputation working with companies before employee claims occur by devising employment policies and procedures carefully designed to prevent them. A partner in the Irvine, California, office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, Mr. Yonowitz also provides expertise in drafting employment agreements, executive compensation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and various types of incentive compensation arrangements. In addition, he is a skilled advocate for his business clients in the courts and before government agencies in all types of employment disputes, including wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, and wage and hour class action litigation.
Mr. Yonowitz writes articles, lectures, and is widely quoted on techniques that employers can use to protect their intellectual property from misappropriation by employees and former employees. He is a member of his firm’s Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Practice Group. In this area he has extensive experience in customer solicitation, employee raiding and trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition litigation.
Mr. Yonowitz’s views were recently featured in a national newsletter article on the magnification of HR legal risks during the economic downturn. He also regularly leads audio-conferences and web seminars on employment law topics. He received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the George Washington Law Review.