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Robert A. Naeve (Bob)


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  • Stanford University (J.D. 1982; Note Editor, Stanford Law Review, Volume 34); University of Southern California (B.M. magna cum laude 1977)

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Judith N. Keep, United States District Court, Southern District of California (1982-1983)

With more than 30 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.

Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • 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, 2008-2018)

    Southern California Super Lawyers (2007-2017)

    The Legal 500 US (employee mobility, 2016)
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