About

Angela J. Reddock, Esq. email me

Angela J. Reddock is the Founding and Managing Partner of The Reddock Law Group. An employment and labor lawyer for nearly 18 years, Reddock is a recognized authority on employment and labor law and workplace issues. Merging her experiences as a lawyer, prior elected and appointed official in state and local government, and her substantial service in the civic and non-profit sectors, Reddock prides herself in providing insightful, practical and solutions-oriented advice and counsel to her clients. A firm proponent of preventive approaches to resolving workplace issues, Reddock works closely with clients to implement innovative practices that create positive, growth-oriented and conflict-free work environments.

Over the course of her distinguished career, she has represented business clients on a wide range of employment and labor law issues, including on claims of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, workplace privacy, trade secrets and proprietary information, non-competition and solicitation provisions and wage and hour issues. In advising her clients, Reddock always keeps in mind the bottom-line business impact claims may have on an employer’s workplace. She works with employers to create solutions that minimize any such impact. Reddock also advises employers on labor relations and collective bargaining matters.

Noted for her thoroughness and for the understanding and insight she brings to workplace issues, Reddock often is retained as a neutral third party to conduct workplace investigations on various matters, including claims of alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Reddock also conducts workplace trainings on various topics including “Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace” and “Managing within the Law.”

In addition to her law practice, Reddock also provides consulting services to corporate and non-profit clients on human resources and risk management issues. For example, she has assisted several companies and non-profit organizations in overhauling their human resources, employee relations and risk management department and practices, with an eye towards reducing their exposure for potential employment and labor law litigation. In doing such, she has worked with organizations to create 21st Century environments modeled after best practices for the workplace.

Reddock is a frequent author and legal commentator. Her published works include How to Survive Your First Job, where she was a special editor, and Inside the Minds: Labor & Employment Client Strategies. Ms. Reddock has served as a regular legal commentator for KFWB radio’s Turning Point Business Minute, and for KCAL-9, KCBS-2 and KTLA-5 television stations in Los Angeles.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Managing Partner of the Reddock Law Group
  • Interim Vice-President of Human Resources, Los Angeles Urban League
  • Partner with the noted California business law firm Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP, co-chairing the firm’s Employment Litigation and Counseling Group
  • Associate with the national employment and labor law firm Jackson Lewis
  • Hearing Officer for the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles and City of Santa Monica Civil Service Commissions

PUBLIC SERVICE

  • Former Member, Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District
  • Board Chair, Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute
  • Board Chair, Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Thornton and Bobby T. Newman Scholarship Fund
  • Member, Ability First Board of Directors
  • Member, Brentwood School Board of Trustees
  • Former Commissioner, Los Angeles City Transportation Commission
  • Former Commissioner, Los Angeles County Local Government Services Reform Commission
  • Former Commissioner, Los Angeles County Small Business Development Commission
  • Former Member, California State Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services (as the Mediator or ADR Officer)
  • Workplace Investigations
  • Representation before Federal, State & Local Administrative Agencies (i.e. EEOC, DFEH, DLSE)
  • Employment Audits/Risk Management and Human Resources Consulting
  • Conflicts Representation in Employment Litigation Matters
  • Executive Compensation and Contract Negotiations
  • Preventive Workplace Compliance & Regulatory Trainings

EDUCATION

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    Juris Doctorate
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Major: English, Political Science
  • Oxford University – St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, England
  • Semester Study in Modern British Literature and Politics
  • Coro Fellow in Public Policy and Public Affairs
  • German Marshall Memorial Fellow
    Business Fellowship to Europe
  • Pepperdine Straus Institute, Malibu, CA
    Graduate, “Litigating the Mediated Case”Course

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • “Look Before You Peep”, Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 23, 2007
  • How to Survive Your First Job, Hundreds of Heads Books, 2007
  • Inside the Minds: Labor & Employment Client Strategies, Aspatore Books, 2007
  • “Recent Legislation Impacting California Employers”, Minorities in Business Magazine, March/April, 2003
  • “The Employer’s Obligation to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”, Minorities in Business Magazine, Summer, 2002
  • “Avoiding Hiring Pitfalls”, Minorities in Business Magazine, Winter, 2000

CLASSES/SEMINARS 

  • Speaker, Diversity & Professional Development Forum: “The 21st Century Workplace”, Women’s Transportation Seminar Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 2007
  • Speaker, “From Hiring to Firing: The Nuts & Bolts of Employment Law – Employees/Independent Contractors/At-Will Employment”, Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, 2006
  • Panel Member, “Recent Amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act”, Black Women Lawyers Seminar, 2004

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Daily Breeze “Woman of the Year/Woman of Distinction”, November 2010
  • German Marshall Fund American Marshall Memorial Fellow to Europe, October 2010
  • Daily Journal “Top Labor and Employment Lawyer”, July 2010
  • Profiled as a “Rising Star” in the American Bar Association Book “The Woman Advocate”, Celebrating the Achievements of Women Lawyers, 2010
  • Southern California Rising Star Lawyer, 2005 – 2009
  • “Los Angeles Top Black Lawyer”, LA Focus, 2008
  • “SheRo”, California State Senator Curren Price, 2009
  • California State Assembly Resolution for Outstanding Public and Community Service, 2006
  • UCLA Black Law Students Association Distinguished Alumna Award, 2002
  • LAAAWPAC Rising Star Award, 2002
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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • John M. Langston Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • California Minority Corporate Counsel Association