Ted Holmquist counsels employers on day-to-day employment issues including wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, paid time off, paid sick leave, discipline, reductions-in-force, and termination. He also has experience drafting employment policies, employee handbooks, and other employment agreements.

Additionally, Ted represents employers in a broad range of employment matters. He has represented employers in federal and state court and arbitration, as well as before state and federal agencies including the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal and as vice-chair of the Moot Court Board. He also was a member of the national champion and international semi-finalist team at the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in 2005 and won the David Hunter Award for first place advocacy team at the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong in 2007.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


American Bar Foundation


National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


San Diego Young Leaders, LEAD San Diego

Member, Board of Directors

Tom Homann Law Association


Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

San Diego County Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

San Diego County Bar Association


Named, Rising Star

San Diego

Super Lawyers


National Order of Barristers

Speaking Engagements

Preparing Your Organization for 2019’s Employment Laws: Renewing Your Focus and Refining Your Approach

Labor & Employment Webinar Series – Littler Mendelson and BB&T

February 25, 2019

Marijuana and Prescription Drug Issues in the Workplace

BB&T Webinar

November 7, 2018


  • M.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2009
  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2004

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California