Chris Archibald focuses his practice in all areas of labor and employment law and has handled a wide variety of matters, including wage and hour class actions, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, trade secret litigation, sexual harassment, retaliation, age and disability discrimination, and wrongful termination claims. In addition to litigating, Mr. Archibald advises employers regarding effective methods to avoid employment-related claims, especially in the wage and hour context.
Mr. Archibald also has extensive experience defending employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and various other federal and state agencies.
Mr. Archibald represents or works with employers in a wide ranging, diverse group of industries, including retail, staffing, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. The clients he represents range from Fortune 500 companies to small, local businesses.
For the past three years, Mr. Archibald has been awarded the Super Lawyers' Southern California peer-voted "Rising Star" designation, an award reserved for no more than 2.5% of all lawyers under 40.
While in law school, Mr. Archibald was a member of both the Pepperdine Law Review and Moot Court Board. He graduated from Pepperdine with honors as a member of the Order of the Coif.