Marian Zapata-Rossa is licensed in Arizona, California, and on the Navajo Nation. She defends employers against wage and hour, prevailing wage, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and represents employers in disputes involving employment and arbitration agreements and restrictive covenants not to compete. Marian litigates both single plaintiff and class action employment lawsuits, and helps employers resolve administrative matters before numerous state and federal government agencies.
Marian also advises employers on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship with a focus on providing clients with business-oriented solutions to identify and mitigate risk. To this end, Marian has trained thousands of managers and employees on preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace. She also counsels employers and human resources professionals on best practices for handling day to day employment issues, including hiring, employee discipline, paid sick time, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, workplace investigations, terminations, and whistleblower liability. In addition, Marian drafts employment agreements, policies, and handbooks, and keeps her clients abreast of current trends and the latest developments in local, state, and federal employment laws.
Howard University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
Trustee Merit Scholar
Huber I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team (Co-Captain)
Law Clerk for Administrative Judge Gladys O. Collazo at the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (2004-2005)