With 40 years of experience, Bob Naeve is nationally recognized in class action litigation, counseling, and structured negotiations arising under federal and state disability antidiscrimination laws.
Bob has counseled and represented public and private clients regarding discrimination and access claims arising under Titles I, II, and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act; sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act; and numerous other federal and state disability access and antidiscrimination laws. He has served as lead trial lawyer in class actions alleging the inaccessibility of retail stores, websites, apps, kiosks, courthouses, travel plazas, and other public and private programs and services. He also has a significant structured negotiations practice, helping clients resolve claims of systemic discrimination asserted by civil rights organizations.
Bob also defends state court systems in constitutional law litigation arising under federal and state free speech, due process, equal protection, privacy, and related provisions.
In addition, Bob has a varied employment law practice, representing employers in unfair competition, trade secrets, noncompetition, and employee mobility litigation. He has defended innumerable wage and hour class actions and single plaintiff employment-related claims.
Bob is a published author and regular contributor to national publications devoted to disability and employment laws. He also conducts seminars, webinars, and in-house training sessions on these topics.
Bob is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the American, California, and Orange County Bar Associations.
California Supreme Court's Decision Regarding Employee "On Call" Rest Periods: What Does It Mean, and What Should Employers Do?
- January 22, 2019
Labor & Employment Case and Statutory Update 2019, Jones Day MCLE University
- May 17, 2016
Title III of the ADA, the Internet, and New Technology
- January 27, 2016
2016 The Constantly Evolving Landscape: Employment Law in California, Jones Day University
- October 14, 2010
2010 California Labor & Employment Law Briefing
- October 8, 2009
Wage and Hour Litigation and Developments: Recent Trends, New Types of Cases, and What to Expect in 2009, Jones Day 2009 California Labor & Employment Law Briefing
- January 29, 2009
Access in California -- the New Frontier/Public Accommodation Law in California, Jones Day 2009 MCLE University
- September 18, 2008
Jones Day 2008 California Labor & Employment Law Briefing
- Stanford University (J.D. 1982; Note Editor, Stanford Law Review, Volume 34); University of Southern California (B.M. magna cum laude 1977)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, inducted 2013
Daily Journal, "Top Labor & Employment Lawyer" (2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017)
The Best Lawyers in America (labor & employment law, 2008-2022), including 2022 Lawyer of the Year for Management Employment Law in Orange County
Southern California Super Lawyers (2007-2020)
The Legal 500 US (employee mobility, 2016)
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Judith N. Keep, United States District Court, Southern District of California (1982-1983)