Since graduating from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989 and serving as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for two years, from 1989-1991, Margot Rosenberg has devoted her career to representing labor unions and working people. Over her two decades with the firm, Ms. Rosenberg has represented a wide variety of public and private sector unions, including unions representing municipal employees, transit workers, academic and staff employees at the University of California and California State Universities, and retail clerks, to name just a few. Currently, Ms. Rosenberg predominantly represents public sector employee unions, to which she provides advice on the full array of labor-related issues, including internal union matters, collective bargaining negotiations, contract enforcement and arbitration, and litigation before the California Public Employment Relations Board and in state and federal court. As a law student at Boalt Hall, Ms. Rosenberg is most proud of her role in founding the Berkeley Community Law Center (now known as the East Bay Community Law Center), and of serving on its Board of Directors for the subsequent decade. When she is not advocating on behalf of workers, Ms. Rosenberg rushes to her “second shift” as “mom” to four active middle school and high school-age children.
Ms. Rosenberg has authored papers and made presentations on various subjects which she encounters in her law practice, including the following:
Rosenberg, Margot and Kate Hallward, update authors, POCKET GUIDE TO DUE PROCESS IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT (CPER, 2d edition, 2011)
Rosenberg, Margot, Ari Krantz, Kate Hallward and Philip Monrad, DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, Chapter 7 of California Public Sector Employment Law (Matthew Bender).
Krantz, Ari and Margot Rosenberg, PUBLIC SECTOR LABOR RELATIONS QUESTIONS TAKE CENTER STAGE: MULTIPLE COURTS OF APPEAL CONSIDER APPLICATION OF NEW CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT CODE AND LABOR CODE CHANGES TO STRIKES BY CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES, WHITTIER LAW REVIEW, VOLUME 29, NO. 1 (2007), Whittier Law Review, Volume 29, No. 1 (2007).
Emerging Law Regarding PERB Jurisdiction of Essential Employee Strikes in the California Public Sector, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee – Western Regional Conference (2006).
Update on the Developing Public Sector Labor Law, Plenary session, 7th Annual Public Sector Labor and Employment Law Program (2001).
Comment, Commercial Rent Regulation: Preserving the Diversity of Neighborhood Commercial Districts, 15 Ecology Law Quarterly 281 (1988)
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