Todd Ratshin represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including traditional labor law issues as well as:
- Trade secrets
- Unfair competition
- Whistleblower retaliation
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and hour
Todd’s experience includes litigation in both state and federal trial and appellate courts on behalf of both public and private sector clients. He also has represented clients in unfair labor practice and grievance-arbitration proceedings, and has provided advice and counsel regarding collective bargaining issues and disputes.
Before joining Littler Mendelson, he served as a Labor Relations Counsel for the California Department of Personnel Administration (now the California Department of Human Resources), where he represented the Governor and various state agencies in a variety of labor and employment law matters. Todd played a key role in the successful defense of the State’s unilateral implementation of terms following a bargaining impasse with the state’s correctional officers’ union – the first, and only, time the State has ever implemented terms under the state’s labor laws. Todd also was lead counsel in defending the Governor in a lawsuit by the state attorneys’ union and Attorney General challenging the application of the state’s collective bargaining laws to their union, which resulted in a published opinion. Todd previously worked as an associate for a law firm in Sacramento where his practice focused on appellate and writ litigation.
During law school he served as a writer and primary comment editor for the McGeorge Law Review. In his final year of law school, he served as a law clerk to John C. Duncan, Chairperson of the California Public Employment Relations Board.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Section - Sacramento County Bar Association
- Traynor Honor Society - University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law