Overview

Rochelle Calderon Rotea advises and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters, including workers' compensation and wage and hour claims, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, class actions, and compliance issues. Rochelle crafts California and federal compliant wage and hour policies and procedures, including meal period waivers. In addition, Rochelle updates handbooks to meet state and local requirements and conducts training focused on topics including discrimination, FMLA, and ADA issues.

She is a member of Littler's 'Ohana Affinity Group, which meets to discuss firm and diversity initiatives, including associate development, mentorship, retention programs and opportunities to leverage skills in order to better service clients.

Prior to joining Littler, Rochelle worked for Silicon Valley law firms where she managed, developed, and implemented document management systems for clients and the patent prosecution group.

While in law school, Rochelle was active in pro bono projects such as the UCI Law Legal Name and Gender Change Clinic, Orange County Domestic Violence Clinic, and the Clean Slate Clinic, a project for which Rochelle was both a founder and student leader. She also participated in the UCI Law Criminal Justice Clinic where she provided high-quality legal defense representation to low income individuals as a certified law student. She earned an associate's degree in Paralegal Studies, magna cum laude, from De Anza College and a certificate in Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations from the University of Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations.  

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Filipino-American Lawyers of Orange County (FLOC)

Recognition

Recipient, Pro Bono Graduation High Honors

University of California, Irvine School of Law

2018

Recipient, Pro Bono Leadership Awards

University of California, Irvine School of Law

2017-2018

Recipient, Faculty Award

Advanced Criminal Justice Clinic

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Fall 2017

Dean's Award

Labor Law

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Spring 2017

Recipient, Law Award for Most Pro Bono Hours (1L)

University of California, Irvine School of Law

2016

Recipient, Martin Luther King Award

Excellence in Service Learning & Community Engagement

San Jose State University

2015

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2018
  • B.S., San Jose State University, 2015magna cum laude

Languages

  • Tagalog
  • Cebuano

Bar Admission

California

Courts

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