Richard Rahm

Dr. Richard H. Rahm


Richard Rahm counsels and represents employers in wage-and-hour class and collective actions and other complex litigation. He has more than 30 years of experience and a strong track record of success representing employers in the transportation, financial and retail industries in jury trials, state and federal appeals, and arbitrations.

Bar admissionsCalifornia
CourtsSupreme Court of the United StatesUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaUnited States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • J.D., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • Doctoral research, University of Frankfurt am Main Law Department
  • M.Litt., Oxford University


  • "District Courts Create Uncertainty About Sleeper Berth Time Compensation," Caltrux, Vol. 71, Issue 4, pp. 21-23, July/August 2020
  • "Chief Justice David S. Terry and Federalism: A Life and a Doctrine in Three Acts," California Legal History, Vol. 15, 2020


  • Speaker, "Navigating the Arbitration Landscape and Mitigating Employment Litigation Risks," DLA Piper Webinar, March 16, 2022
  • Speaker, "Meal Periods in California: New Rules for California Employers," DLA Piper Webinar, March 23, 2021
  • Speaker, "Has California Revived Piece-Rate Compensation?" California Trucking Association Webinar, March 24, 2021
  • Moderator, "Sleeper Berth Compensation," Panel Discussion, American Trucking Associations Trucking Legal Forum, July 27, 2021
  • Speaker, "Tips for California Employers: Four Court Decisions and What they Mean for Your Wage Statement Compliance," DLA Piper Webinar, August 11, 2021
  • Speaker, "When Must Interstate Carriers Comply with California Law," ATA Webinar, October 19, 2021
  • Speaker, "California Employment Law Briefing," DLA Piper Webinar, October 20, 2021
  • Organizer, Executive Employer® Conference, Transportation Industry Roundtables, 2017- 2019
  • Organizer, American Trucking Associations, California Class Action Round Tables, 2015-2020
  • Speaker, American Trucking Associations, Annual and Semi-Annual Conferences
  • Speaker, California Trucking Association, Annual Conferences
  • Speaker, The California Employment Law Difference: Staying Compliant in the Golden State, Arizona Trucking Association, Phoenix, May 2016

Prior Experience

  • Judicial Clerk, the Honorable Ferdinand Fernandez, US Central District of California

Civic and Charitable

  • Past Chair, Current Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors, Special Olympics of Northern California and Nevada
  • Current President, Board of Directors, California Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Program Chair, Board of Directors, US District Court for the Northern District of California Historical Society

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, American Trucking Associations
  • Legal partner, California Trucking Association