Addressing Employment Problems Proactively and Expertly

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Summary of Qualifications

Served as Consent Decree Monitor for four years for Federal class action cases involving sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation (United States Forest Service), rights of disabled students (San Francisco Unified School District) and rights of disabled prisoners (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation).

Oversaw the development and implementation of programs and methods to execute provisions of the settlement agreement for a case impacting thousands of women in the U.S. Forest Service, including revision of training, EEO process and investigation process.

Conducted workplace investigations for claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, served as an expert witness on employment matters and conducted workplace training on prevention of sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation.

Performed risk analysis and analyzed legal compliance of human resources practices (training, employee classification for purposes of overtime pay, compliance with Family and Medical Leave Act provisions) and policies for large private and public employers and high-tech start-up companies.

Developed policies, reviewed contents of training materials and counseled employers on compliance with state and federal employment law (wage and hour classification, FMLA, ADA and DFEH and EEOC), training and investigations, and employee relations and discipline.

Litigated plaintiff's personal injury and employment, worker's compensation and social security cases. Settled and tried cases with six figure resolutions.

Employment and Consulting

2011 - present

University of California Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services

Principal Investigator

Conduct workplace investigations for claims of whistleblower retaliation, improper governmental activity, discrimination and other employment complaints.

2000 - present

Law Office of Judith A. Rosenberg

  • Independent employment investigations of complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation (Representative clients: Santa Clara County, local police department, large high tech company, financial organizations, media organizations, construction and real estate companies)
  • Expert witness evaluation and testimony
  • Monitoring for class action settlements
  • Development and analysis of employment policies
  • Training

Monitor for Consent Decree—Federal ADA Class Action

(Associated with the Prison Law Office)

Armstrong vs. Schwarzenegger

Monitor compliance of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with terms of class action settlement requiring provision of services for disabled inmates.

Monitor for Settlement Agreement—Federal Employment Discrimination Class Action

Chair—Women's Settlement Agreement Monitoring Council

Donnelly vs. Veneman

  • Appointed by US Federal District Court as neutral Chair to lead Council monitoring implementation and effectiveness of relief provisions in class action litigation settled on behalf of thousands of women Forest Service employees alleging harassment, retaliation and hostile work environment.
  • Oversaw development of programs and methods to evaluate implementation of the settlement agreement provisions, supervised a staff that investigated compliance, and issued reports to the U.S. District Court on the status of compliance with the settlement agreement.
  • Mediated disputes and negotiated agreements between Regional Management and Class attorneys to ensure compliance with provisions of Settlement Agreement.
  • Assessed training provided to employees and managers on prevention of sexual harassment and retaliation and responses to complaints and made recommendations for improvement in materials and processes.

Monitor for Stipulated Judgment—Federal ADA Class Action

(Associated with Schneider & Wallace)

Lopez vs. San Francisco Unified School District

Monitored compliance of San Francisco Unified School District with terms of class action settlement requiring improvements in physical access to the schools for students with mobility disabilities.

Alliance Partner—Management Practices Group

Provided employment investigations and evaluations of employment practices, expert witness testimony on employment matters and monitoring for class action settlements.

1999 - 2001

Terranova Consulting Group

Senior Consultant/Legal Counsel

Consulting Practice

  • Counseled employers on legal interviewing and hiring, leave requirements, terminations, performance management programs, overtime issues and investigation and resolution of employment complaints.
  • Consulted with attorneys on cases alleging improper classification of employees for state and federal wage and hour class actions.
  • Conducted workplace investigations, provided training on prevention of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation and developed personnel policies.
  • Mentored and trained junior consultants.

1985 - 1998

Jones, Clifford, McDevitt & Johnson, LLP San Francisco, CA.

Partner: 1989-1998

Legal Practice

  • Litigated complex plaintiff's cases, focusing on personal injury and employment law.
  • Conducted numerous depositions, mediations, arbitrations and jury trials.
  • Settled many cases in the six figure range and tried cases to juries with six figure verdicts.
  • Evaluated, resolved and litigated worker's compensation and social security cases.
  • Mentored and trained staff, law students and associate attorneys.

1980 - 1984

Office of the San Francisco Public Defender, San Francisco, CA.

Deputy Public Defender

Legal Practice

  • Litigated misdemeanor and felony cases.
  • Supervised law clerks and law students.

1979 - 1980

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit San Francisco, CA.

Law Clerk



University of California - Boalt Hall, Berkeley California

Juris Doctor


Cambridge University, Cambridge, England

Diploma in Criminology

Thesis: "Treatment of Rape Victims by the Criminal Justice System"


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with Honors

Volunteer Activities

Constitutional Rights Foundation High School Mock Trial Program

Attorney Coach and Judge

U.S. Federal District Court Law Day for High School Students


Civil Rights and Class Action litigation

Protection and Advocacy In-Service Training


Pre-trial motions and courtroom behavior

Golden Gate University


Mock Mediation for the Employment Discrimination class

University of California - Hastings College of the Law


Hastings In-School Negotiation Competition

University of California - Hastings College of the Law; National Institute for Trial Advocacy


National trial skills training program for attorneys.

San Francisco Superior Court

Volunteer Settlement Panelist

Contra Costa Superior Court

Volunteer Arbitration Panelist

Family Violence Law Center

Past Board President