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Reed E. Schaper


Reed Schaper is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office, and that office's senior litigation partner. He has represented employers in state and federal court in a variety of employment-related matters.  He has trial experience in wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and trade secret cases.  Reed also represents employers in all proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board as well as in negotiations, grievances and arbitrations.  Reed has special emphasis on wage and hour class action litigation and trade secret litigation.  He presents in-house management training on how to manage within the law, sexual harassment and how to conduct an internal investigation into employee issues.  He also handles complex compliance issues such as affirmative action plan obligations for federal contractors and access and reasonable accommodation duties under disability laws.

Representative Matters

  • Multiple summary judgments obtained in discrimination and harassment litigation. 
  • Obtained attorney’s fee award after successful defense of national origin discrimination case.
  • Appellate victory after three-month unfair competition/breach of fiduciary duty case after key employee defected to competitor.
  • Representation at all phases of complex wage/hour class action litigation, including successful negotiation of settlements representing multiple millions of dollars in savings.

Other Distinctions

  • Named by fellow members of State Bar as Southern California “Super Lawyer” in Labor and Employment – 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 
  • Contributing author to the initial edition of the CEB text, Advising California Employers
  • Authored numerous articles for the Los Angeles Daily Journal

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, California, American, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations
  • Member, Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2003
Reed E. Schaper
Office: Southern California
Phone: 310-255-0705
Fax: 310-255-0986
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  • J.D. - Indiana University - 1978
    cum laude
  • B.A. - University of Pennsylvania - 1974

Bar/Court Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court,  Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona