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Rick A. Waltman

Associate

(619) 544-7213
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 2015

  • Concentrations in Public Interest Law and Environmental & Energy Policy
  • Editor, San Diego Law Review
  • 2015 Outstanding Child Advocate
  • 2015 Outstanding Public Interest Advocate

B.S., Chemistry, minor in Economic Theory, University of Minnesota, 2010

Rick Waltman is an associate attorney in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Labor and Employment practice group. Mr. Waltman defends employers in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court. He focuses his practice on minimizing liability for clients sued under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), laws pertaining to employee pay and wage statements, and other state and federal laws. Mr. Waltman has also represented businesses in high value lawsuits involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair business practices. His experience includes defense against single-plaintiff lawsuits as well as class actions and representative actions brought under the California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”).

Mr. Waltman also provides counseling services to businesses on a variety of employment-related issues, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the California Labor Code, the California Health and Safety Code, and other state and federal laws. He has also helped businesses develop non-disclosure agreements, independent contractor agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.

While in law school, Mr. Waltman served as an Articles Editor on the San Diego Law Review, a Moot Court board member, and a Research Assistant to Professor Robert C. Fellmeth, Price Professor of Public Interest Law. He also clerked in multiple sections of the California Attorney General’s Office, including the employment section, and served as an extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Admissions

California
Minnesota

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Contact

(619) 544-7213

rwaltman@grsm.com


Offices

San Diego

Los Angeles

Orange County

Education

J.D., cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law, 2015

  • Concentrations in Public Interest Law and Environmental & Energy Policy
  • Editor, San Diego Law Review
  • 2015 Outstanding Child Advocate
  • 2015 Outstanding Public Interest Advocate

B.S., Chemistry, minor in Economic Theory, University of Minnesota, 2010

Rick A. Waltman

Associate

Practices

Biography

Rick Waltman is an associate attorney in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Labor and Employment practice group. Mr. Waltman defends employers in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court. He focuses his practice on minimizing liability for clients sued under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), laws pertaining to employee pay and wage statements, and other state and federal laws. Mr. Waltman has also represented businesses in high value lawsuits involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair business practices. His experience includes defense against single-plaintiff lawsuits as well as class actions and representative actions brought under the California Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”).

Mr. Waltman also provides counseling services to businesses on a variety of employment-related issues, including compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the California Labor Code, the California Health and Safety Code, and other state and federal laws. He has also helped businesses develop non-disclosure agreements, independent contractor agreements, and employee handbooks and policies.

While in law school, Mr. Waltman served as an Articles Editor on the San Diego Law Review, a Moot Court board member, and a Research Assistant to Professor Robert C. Fellmeth, Price Professor of Public Interest Law. He also clerked in multiple sections of the California Attorney General’s Office, including the employment section, and served as an extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

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