DLA Piper adds trio of lawyers to Employment practice in San Francisco

DLA Piper announced today that Ron Holland, Ellen Bronchetti and Pankit Doshi have joined the firm's Employment practice as partners in the San Francisco office.

The group brings extensive experience in labor and employment law, both in California and across the country.

Holland, Bronchetti and Doshi represent employers in state and federal wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the country. They counsel employers to prevent employee-related problems before they become lawsuits, including conducting manager and employee training, strengthening workplace policies and procedures, and advising on hiring and termination issues. They also bring significant experience in preparing executive employment agreements, restrictive covenants and compliance audits. 

Holland, Bronchetti and Doshi represent all types of employers, from startups to multinational corporations, in the airline, automotive, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, technology, telecommunications and transportation industries.

Holland and Bronchetti, nationally recognized labor lawyers, also advise companies on labor arbitrations, corporate campaigns, union negotiations, organizing campaigns and unfair labor practice proceedings.

Doshi also serves as President-Elect of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, which represents the interests of over 55,000 lawyers and over 75 national, state, and local bar associations across the country.

“Ron, Ellen and Pankit are among the top practitioners in their field and bring years of experience that will further strengthen our Labor and Employment practice and provide key insight to clients from around the world” said Sang Kim, Northern California regional managing partner and member of the firm’s Global Board. “Further, this group understands the nuances and complexities of California, which continues to be at the forefront of employment law issues, including wage and hour, misclassification, pay equity, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and harassment and discrimination matters.”

“Ron, Ellen and Pankit are a terrific team and we’re excited to add this talented group. Ron and Ellen are among the top traditional labor lawyers in the country and they add a significant depth to our nationwide labor practice,” said Michael Sheehan, DLA Piper’s global co-chair of Employment and chair of the US Employment practice. “Their collective leadership and skills advising clients in both traditional markets and the gig economy, paired with DLA Piper’s global platform, will provide a tremendous value for our clients.”

Holland, Bronchetti and Doshi join from Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton’s San Francisco office. Holland received his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.S. from Cornell University. Bronchetti received her J.D. from Northeastern University and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College. Doshi received his J.D. from Loyola Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from California State University, Los Angeles.