Rimon Law welcomes employment attorney Robert Cocchia as Partner in its San Diego office
News Robert (Bob) Cocchia · June 15, 2020
Mr. Cocchia concentrates his practice on employment litigation and employment counseling, consumer class actions, and complex business/commercial disputes.
At Rimon, Mr. Cocchia joins a team with decades of complex litigation experience. In the last year alone, Rimon has brought on litigation partners Jason Xu (D.C.), Dirk Hamann (Berlin), and Alan Chen (L.A.).The Litigation team counsels and defends clients in matters involving sensitive negotiation strategies, complex business transactions, sophisticated technology disputes, products liability, and personal injury cases.
Mr. Cocchia has guided clients through all aspects and stages of litigation, in addition to providing employment law counseling and advice. He was trial counsel for the defendant in Goldman v. Radioshack Corporation, a class action case in federal court in Pennsylvania involving alleged wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case resulted in a complete defense verdict after a three-week jury trial. Bob was also lead trial counsel for a large government contractor in a discrimination and whistle-blower retaliation case, tried in federal court in California, which resulted in a jury awarding Plaintiff no damages.
“As businesses attempt to handle the many problems resulting from the COVID-19 shutdown and restart, we are already seeing complex questions about how to handle workplace-related issues. We are glad to have Robert on our team to help clients navigate these legal minefields,” said Rimon’s CEO Michael Moradzadeh. “Robert’s deep experience in helping companies survive the toughest challenges, from labor issues to complex business disputes, make him an invaluable member of any law firm. We are excited to have him join the Rimon team.”
“After more than two decades in big firm practice, I am excited to be joining the forward-thinking, client-focused team at Rimon. I’m especially looking forward to the flexibility Rimon's platform allows with respect to client engagements and providing clients with practical and cost-effective solutions to their legal challenges,” said Mr. Cocchia.
Mr. Cocchia earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a B.S. summa cum laude from Babson College.
Rimon has 31 offices across four continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America's most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.