Tim Reed's legal practice is focused on the defense of employers in legal disputes in state court, in federal court, and before administrative agencies.

Tim has spent his entire legal career representing employers both in the courtroom and before administrative agencies in defense of a wide range of employment law claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secrets, breach of contract, defamation, and wage-and-hour claims.  To help employers avoid costly employment litigation and administrative agency compliance issues, Tim regularly provides his clients with preventive counsel regarding workplace policies and personnel management issues.  Tim also regularly conducts investigations into allegations of alleged employee misconduct, including harassment and discrimination.  
Tim has resolved numerous matters to the satisfaction of clients in various industries, including by disposing of claims at summary judgment, obtaining favorable rulings from administrative agencies such as the California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and successfully engaging in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
In light of the constantly evolving employment law landscape, Tim devotes much of his time to keeping abreast of emerging legislative and legal developments that impact his clients’ employment practices.  Tim has co-authored numerous articles published in The Daily Recorder covering a breadth of employment law issues.  Tim also contributes to HR Daily Advisor’s EntertainHR blog and FordHarrison’s On the Clock blog.  In addition, Tim is the editor for the Alternative Dispute Resolution chapter of FordHarrison’s Labor and Employment Law Sourcebook.   
Tim is a graduate of UCLA School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy.  During law school, Tim completed an externship for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  Tim also worked as a legal intern for General Electric.  Prior to law school, Tim served as a Judicial Administration Fellow for the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento through the prestigious Capital Fellows Program.  

Representative Experience
  • Obtained temporary restraining order, judgment, and permanent injunction against pest control company’s former employee in trade secrets matter.  
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national healthcare company in race/national origin discrimination, retaliation, and harassment matter.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of restaurant company in medical condition discrimination and wrongful termination matter.
  • Obtained dismissal of contract dispute matter on behalf of sports agency.
  • Obtained dismissal of healthcare company’s division human resources vice president in retaliation matter.
  • Successfully moved to compel arbitration of disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, and sexual harassment case on behalf of professional employer organization.  
  • Drafted employee handbook, employment policies, and employee agreements for international technology company.  
  • Conducted on-site investigation of employee misconduct on behalf of international beverage company. 
  • Investigated sexual harassment allegations on behalf of non-profit organization. 
Honors & Awards
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2019 Class of Fellows
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services 
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