Rob Hulteng has practiced labor and employment law at Littler Mendelson since 1976, during which time he has served as lead counsel on many federal and state employment law cases. With widely-recognized expertise in the field of labor relations, Rob has represented clients in:
- Over 300 union organizing drives during the course of his career
- Over 200 sets of collective bargaining negotiations
- Innumerable arbitrations and mediations
He also has led Littler trial teams in a number of complex class action lawsuits, as well as actions involving claims of sex, age, race and disability discrimination. Rob has tried over two dozen federal and state court trials to verdict.
Rob has served as lead counsel in over 40 class action cases, including two that were successfully tried to complete defense verdicts. A number of these class actions have been nationwide in scope. He also works closely with companies to develop personnel policies intended to avoid litigation. He represents a wide range of employers, both unionized and non-union, and advises multi-employer associations in the automotive, trucking, delivery, restaurant, baking and entertainment industries.
Additionally, Rob has authored numerous articles and has contributed to books on union organizing and the National Labor Relations Act. He has conducted seminars and training sessions for employers and industry groups around the country. He has spoken at the annual national conventions of the Messenger and Courier Association of America and the California Delivery Association for numerous years. He also frequently delivers presentations at meetings and conferences for various state and regional automotive dealer associations.
A chair of Littler Mendelson's Associates Committee for more than 25 years, Rob also has served as head of the firm's associate attorney recruiting for over two decades. In addition to his practice, Robert has owned several successful retail businesses in San Francisco since 1981.