Education
  • University of California at Davis
    J.D., 1997
    Associate Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review
  • University of California at Berkeley
    B.A., 1994
Professional Organizations/Memberships
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara County Bar Associations
  • Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court

Troy A. Valdez is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced labor and employment law since 1997.

Troy has represented clients in a wide range of employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, founder and executive disputes, breach of contract actions, whistle-blower and other retaliation claims, discrimination and harassment matters, and traditional labor arbitrations. Troy has also prosecuted and defended trade secret misappropriation and corporate raiding suits.

In addition to his litigation experience, Troy has expertise in counseling clients on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, including the implementation of wage and hour compliance programs, the creation and implementation of employee and workplace policies, the negotiation of executive recruitment and terminations, the implementation of legally compliant reductions in force and other cost-saving measures, and the navigation of the law with respect to employee compensation, leaves, discipline, and terminations. In addition, Troy has advised clients in mergers and acquisitions, focusing on the varied employment issues that arise in such transactions.

Troy was previously associated with the San Francisco office of Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm. In 2004, Troy declined an offer to join Littler Mendelson’s partnership and instead accepted an opportunity with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Employment Law Group, where he practiced until founding Valdez Law Group.

Troy has earned selection as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, recognizing the country’s top trial attorneys and reflecting the new face of the American bar. The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) is an invitation-only, honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based upon their effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work as well as superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition, recognizing excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism, and ethical standards among its Fellows.