Aurelio J. Pérez (Vice Chair)
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Aurelio J. Pérez advises and represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters arising under state and federal law, and before federal and state agencies, including the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, the National Labor Relations Board, the Internal Revenue Service, and California’s Public Employment Relations Board and Employment Development Department. He has assisted employers of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to global corporations in compliance and litigation.
Aurelio’s experience includes the following:
- Employment advice and counsel
- Hiring, performance management and termination
- Wage and hour class action litigation
- Single plaintiff discrimination suits
- Independent contractors and contingent workers
- Employment tax practices
- Public and private sector labor relations
- Income withholding orders, including garnishments, levies and liens
Aurelio takes special interest in efforts to support and increase the diversity of the California bar. Among other roles, he is a board member of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers’ Association and the immediate past chair of the California Minority Counsel Program’s Ambassadors Council. Moreover, Aurelio recently organized and hosted the 2nd Annual First Generation Professional (“FGP”) Interview Program. The FGP program cuts across race and gender and is directed at helping law students from non-privileged backgrounds gain the skills and develop the connections that will catalyze their continued success. Aurelio is most proud that a number of students he met and interviewed at the 1st FGP Interview Program obtained legal employment through the workshop and returned to the program as interviewers.
Aurelio is a member of Littler’s Associate Hiring Committee. He is also a member of the firm’s Traditional Labor Law, Wage and Hour, Class Action, and Employment Taxes practice groups.
Prior to working at Littler, Aurelio served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Ming W. Chin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He also served as the senior notes and comments editor of the California Law Review and the co-editor-in-chief of the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.