Josh Woodard is licensed in Arizona, California and Nevada, with a practice concentrated in labor and employment law. He advises and represents employer/management clients before state and federal agencies, including the Arizona Civil Rights Commission, the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the United States Department of Labor. Josh has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal jurisdictions in wage and hour issues, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competition/non-solicitation matters, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, employment contracts, and related matters. He instructs and trains (including several Fortune 500 companies) in a variety of areas including sexual harassment prevention, supervision and leadership, organizational behavior, human resources management, and corporate ethics.
In addition, Josh has defended for-profit universities in a variety of employment-related matters including wage and hour class actions, DOL audits, EEOC investigations, and individual suits alleging discrimination, FMLA violations, and breach of contract.
Josh has formerly served as vice president and in-house counsel and brings a "real-world" perspective to clients.
In addition to his normal areas of practice, Josh is a member of the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team, an interdisciplinary team of lawyers, formed quickly after recognizing the complex legal issues that businesses would confront as a result of the coronavirus. The group continues to issue legal alerts on the topic and remains committed to monitoring the issues and bringing as much clarity and guidance to clients as possible. More information on the team and legal alerts published on the topic are available at https://www.swlaw.com/services/coronavirus-COVID-19-response-team.
Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1990)
Notes and Comments Editor, Southern Methodist University Law Review
University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., History, 1986)