Attorney Bio

Cerritos
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703
562-653-3200
562-653-3333 fax

Irma Rodríguez Moisa

Partner

Irma Rodríguez Moisa is an experienced litigator, labor negotiator, and trial attorney representing public and private entities in labor and employment matters. Ms. Rodríguez Moisa offers unique insights to develop winning strategies for clients, from advice and counsel to arbitration, litigation, and trial. With numerous defense verdicts in jury and bench trials, she has successfully litigated matters in the areas of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA/CFRA, disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and the First Amendment.

Upon graduating from law school Ms. Rodríguez Moisa earned a Skadden Arps Public Interest Law Fellowship, awarded to only twenty-five law students from around the country. The Fellowship allowed Ms. Rodríguez Moisa to spend the first four years of her career at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), working on issues related to language-based discrimination and voting rights.

Education
Ms. Rodríguez Moisa received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Rodríguez Moisa also earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Awards and Recognitions
Ms. Rodríguez Moisa was named to the Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers list in 2015 and its Top Labor & Employment Attorney list in 2015 and 2017.  In 2011, the Daily Journal profiled her representation of the City of Los Angeles in its negotiations with the Coalition of Los Angeles City Unions.  In 2009, Ms. Rodríguez Moisa was named to the Daily Journal’s annual list of the “Top Women Litigators” in California.  Every year since 2004, she has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine. 

Representative Matters
Labor Relations

Irma Rodríguez Moisa began negotiating on behalf of public agencies in 1999. She was drawn into this field by clients who admired her advocacy style in litigation and because of her public policy background. Since that time, Ms. Rodríguez Moisa has served as lead negotiator for numerous agencies, usually negotiating three to five contracts per year. As chief negotiator, Ms. Rodríguez Moisa has provided strategic labor advice to clients, allowing them to reach their short- and long-term organizational and financial goals.

These negotiations have resulted in changes to retiree medical benefits, implementation of furloughs, salary concessions, and changes to pension benefit formulas and contributions. Some of Ms. Rodríguez Moisa’s clients in the last few years include:

Litigation

Ms. Rodríguez Moisa has represented clients in hundreds of lawsuits in both state and federal court. She has taken dozens of cases to trial and arbitration, with a remarkable success record. These matters range from sexual harassment and discrimination claims to First Amendment and whistleblower claims. Some representative trials include:

Representative Clients
PIH Health; Ralphs Grocery Company; Matrix Services, Inc.; CalAmp Wireless Networks, Inc.; The Home Depot; The Regents of the University of California;  Metropolitan Water District. California cities include: Los Angeles, Downey, Long Beach, Camarillo, Montebello, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Vernon, Norwalk, Commerce, and Covina. California counties include: Imperial, San Bernardino, Inyo, and Ventura. Nonprofit clients include: Heal the Bay, Energy Coalition, and Los Angeles County Fair Association.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Ms. Rodríguez Moisa is a sought-after presenter and instructor. She has provided training to various entities and professional associations on topics such as: preventing discrimination, retaliation, and harassment; conducting disciplinary investigations; responding to EEOC and DFEH complaints; understanding employee privacy rights; properly maintaining personnel files; managing employee leaves; and imposing employee discipline. 

Ms. Rodríguez Moisa has spoken before numerous organizations, including the National Employment Law Institute, the California Association of District Attorneys, PIHRA, ACHRO, CalPELRA, the Kansas Judicial Council, the California League of Cities, the City Attorneys Association of Los Angeles County, the Orange County City Attorneys Association, SCPMA, and SCPLRC. Some of Ms. Rodríguez Moisa’s recent presentations include:

Ms. Rodríguez Moisa also serves as a trainer at the California Public Employer Labor Relations Association Labor Academies (“CalPELRALearn”) and has taught at the National Employment Law Institute. Her training subjects include:

Ms. Rodríguez Moisa’s most recent articles include:

Community Involvement
Ms. Rodríguez Moisa has sat on boards of numerous organizations and foundations and has been a member of several associations. She most recently concluded terms with the Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee and the Rio Hondo College Foundation. Ms. Moisa is currently active in the following organizations:


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