Joshua O. Mates' practice includes both employment counseling and litigation. In the litigation context, he has handled cases in federal and California courts involving disputes including breach of contract, wage and hour statutory violations, leave of absence compliance matters, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. He has also represented employers in mediations, arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, as well as before the California Labor Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and other administrative agencies.

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Experience

  • Kredivo Agrees to SPAC Merger With VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II 

  • Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion 

  • Ethos Hits $2 Billion Valuation With Series D Round 

  • Unchained Labs Agrees to Sell to The Carlyle Group 

  • Metromile to Combine With INSU Acquisition Corp. II, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company 

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Education

  • Stanford Law School
    JD, 2002

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Communication Studies
    summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998


Admissions & Credentials

California