Raquel Zilberman Rotman counsels and advises employers on labor and employment matters, with a focus on single plaintiff litigation. She represents employers in a variety of employment disputes, including discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour litigation. Raquel also focuses on Paid Family and Medical Leave programs, as well as disability accommodations.

During law school, where she concentrated in Employment and Labor Law, she participated in a USD Appellate Clinic, litigating an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Raquel was chief comments editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and a judicial extern for the Hon. Anthony J. Battaglia of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She gained valuable experience on the Associate Board of the Appellate Moot Court, as well as being a semifinalist in the 2019 Jessup International Law Competition, U.S. Pacific Regional.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


Lawyers Club of San Diego


San Diego Chapter

Federal Bar Association


National Association of Women Lawyers


Order of Barristers

Recipient, Pro Bono Service Recognition

USD School of Law

May 2020

Recipient, CALI Awards for Legal Writing & Research I, Tax I and Criminal Procedure

USD School of Law


News, Analysis & Press

Toeing the Line

#evolve magazine

November 2, 2021

Pay Her More! How Sex and Motherhood Play a Role in the Unequal Pay of Women on the World Stage

21 San Diego Int’l L.J. 295


Supreme Court Review, with Dean Erwin Chemerinksy

Federal Bar Association San Diego Chapter Newsletter


Speaking Engagements

Paid Family and Medical Leave: The New Frontier

Business Management Daily Webinar

December 10, 2021

An In-depth Look at Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs

July 21, 2021


  • J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, 2020cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2016

Foro di appartenenza



  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California