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Ellen Bronchetti represents a range of employers in both employment matters and traditional labor disputes. She litigates on behalf of employers in wage and hour matters, trade secret misappropriation cases, and matters involving whistleblowers, statutory leave, breach of contract claims, and accusations of wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Ellen’s litigation practice spans both state and federal courts, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the United States.

Ellen’s traditional labor practice includes representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in unfair labor practice proceedings and matters related to collective bargaining. She also advises Fortune 500 companies on union-management relations, corporate campaigns, and other labor strategy.

Ellen counsels clients across industries, ranging from health care, hospitality, and transportation to waste disposal and collection, entertainment, and the on-demand economy.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Obtained complete denial of class certification in Santa Clara County Superior Court on all claims involving a class of roughly 4,000 employees in a case involving claims of meal and rest period premiums, off-the-clock work, unpaid overtime, unreimbursed business expenses and derivative penalties under California law.
  • Received summary judgment on Equal Pay Act case in the Northern District of California and dismissal of Equal Pay Act case.°
  • Represented transportation company in California and received summary judgment dismissing class and representative PAGA claims post certification of class involving thousands of workers.°
  • Represented a nationwide convenience store chain in California federal district court alleging franchisees were misclassified as independent contractors. Claims were dismissed with prejudice.°
  • Received a complete defense verdict in claim alleging misclassification of supervisors for nationwide transportation company.°
  • Represented nationwide logistics company in case pending before California Supreme Court alleging misclassification of drivers as independent contractors.°
  • Received summary judgment for financial institution in claim alleging age discrimination and harassment.°
  • Represented a nationwide retailer before National Labor Relations Board and received dismissal of representation petition.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Bronchetti prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Labor & Employment Star," 2024
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Labor Law - Management, 2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Labor & Employment, 2012-2018 and 2021-2023
  • Selected, Daily Journal, “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers in California,” 2020-2021
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” 2013-2018
  • Member, Law360 Employment Authority Labor Editorial Advisory Board, 2023
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College
Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States