Our Attorneys


Joseph E. Wiley

Education

Mr. Wiley was graduated with high honors from the Michigan State University Honors College in 1972 and received his Master's Degree from the Industrial Relations Research Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975. He received his legal education at Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude in 1978.

Professional Experience
Mr. Wiley is recognized as an expert at representing public and private sector employers in traditional labor relations and employment law issues. Before his entry into private practice, Mr. Wiley served as a regional representative for the California Public Employment Relations Board and as a field attorney for the Oakland office of the National Labor Relations Board. He currently represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board, the California Public Employment Relations Board and the Department of Labor. He serves as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations in the public and private sectors. He provides ongoing advice regarding contract administration and represents employers in labor arbitrations. Mr. Wiley provides seasoned counsel to employers regarding employee discipline, due process and grievance procedure issues.

He has also successfully represented many of our public and private sector clients in wrongful termination and employment discrimination litigation.

Since 2000, Mr. Wiley has been integrally involved with the statutory developments that now govern the California trial courts as employers. Our firm represents many of the California trial courts in their labor and employment law matters.

Teaching and Training
Mr. Wiley was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University School of Law from 1995-2000 where he taught Public Sector Labor and Employment Law. He frequently conducts training for our clients on diverse topics, from sexual harassment prevention to procedural due process rights of public employees.

ENE Evaluator
For over fifteen years, Mr. Wiley has served the United States District Court for the Northern District of California as an Early Neutral Evaluator in labor and employment law cases.

Publications/Recognition
Mr. Wiley’s articles on employment discrimination and due process obligations of public employers have appeared in the National Law Journal, Law Practice Management, California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly and California Public Employee Relations (CPER). Mr. Wiley was named Top Rated Labor and Employment Law Attorney by American Lawyer Media in both 2012 and 2013.

Professional Affiliations
Mr. Wiley is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Section from 1998-2002. He is a member of the Attorneys' Committee of the California Association of Sanitation Agencies, the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Committee on Developing Labor Law.

E-mail Address
jwiley@wprlaw.com



Ian P. Fellerman

Education

Mr. Fellerman graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1982. He received his law degree from the University of California, Davis in 1985, where he was a member of the Trial Practice Honors Board.

Professional Experience
Mr. Fellerman specializes in employment litigation, representing clients in wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unfair competition and trade secret lawsuits. He has successfully handled numerous trials in both state and federal courts. Among his recent successes, Mr. Fellerman won a disability discrimination case against a high tech client, successfully defended a financial institution sued by its former President/CEO for alleged wrongful termination, obtained summary judgment on behalf of a security guard company sued for race/sex discrimination and harassment, and defeated a motion for class certification in a wage and hour class action brought against a communications company.

In addition to his effective representation in litigation, Mr. Fellerman regularly responds to charges filed with various state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, DOL, and OFCCP. He also counsels employers on discipline and discharge, wage/hour requirements, reductions in force, workplace violence, leave of absence laws, trade secrets/confidentiality agreements, drug testing, affirmative action programs, internal investigations, privacy rights and reasonable accommodation of protected disabilities.

Mr. Fellerman also conducts investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, and trains both management and staff on employment law issues.

Presentations
Mr. Fellerman has presented to a variety of organizations on subjects ranging from sexual harassment and electronic privacy in the workplace to employment practices liability insurance.

Publications/Recognition
Mr. Fellerman has published numerous articles, including ones on electronic privacy in the workplace and the use of the judicial estoppel doctrine to preclude disability discrimination claims.

Mr. Fellerman was named by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. as a BTI Client Service All‑Star -- one of a select group of 148 attorneys identified by corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and large companies as providing superior client service. Mr. Fellerman was also named "Top Rated Labor and Employment Law Attorney" by American Lawyer Media in 2013.

Professional Affiliations
Mr. Fellerman is a member of the American Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

E-mail Address
ifellerman@wprlaw.com



Suzanne Price

Education

Ms. Price was graduated from Mills College with honors in 1981. She received her legal education at the University of San Francisco, where she was a member of the Law Review, graduating in 1985.

Professional Experience
Ms. Price regularly advises the firm’s clients about traditional labor relations issues. Clients particularly value her counsel regarding employee discipline in a union environment, employer obligations to bargain changes to existing terms and conditions of employment and/or the effects of those changes, and the meaning and application of labor contract provisions. Because of her experience in labor relations, she often serves as the chief spokesperson for management in labor negotiations.

She regularly gives clients guidance about the state and federal anti-discrimination laws, including the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The firm’s clients often seek her assistance with issues involving leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, due process, and alleged harassment. Ms. Price has conducted many investigations for our clients into allegations of workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination. Ms. Price is also experienced in representing our clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Ms. Price has represented clients in dozens of labor arbitrations and administrative proceedings. She has also represented our clients in litigation in state and federal court, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Public Employment Relations Board.

Published Articles
Ms. Price’s articles on employment discrimination have been published in the National Law Journal and Law Practice Management. Ms. Price has written on the difficulty of maintaining voluntary affirmative action plans in the 1990s, and co-authored a paper on Employment Discrimination Law for the Municipal Attorney Employer.

Professional Affiliations
Ms. Price is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

E-mail Address
sprice@wprlaw.com




Joan Pugh Newman

Education

Ms. Pugh Newman was graduated with distinction from Stanford University in 1981, and she received her law degree in 1990 from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

Professional Experience
Ms. Pugh Newman’s specialty is advising employers regarding employee relations and compliance with employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, the Pregnancy Disability Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and State discrimination laws. She often helps clients prepare and revise their personnel policies so they are clear and comply with developments in the law.

She has extensive experience respond-ing to charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and represent-ing clients in investigations by these agencies. Ms. Pugh Newman represents employers in wrongful termination and employment discrimination litigation, and she has frequently succeeded in obtaining dismissals of cases before trial.

Training
Ms. Pugh Newman gives supervisory training on such topics as leaves of absence, discipline and sexual harassment.

Professional Affiliations
Ms. Pugh Newman is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California. She also is a member of the San Francisco County Bar Association.

E-mail Address
jpughnewman@wprlaw.com




Monna R. Radulovich

Education

Ms. Radulovich was graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1982 and received her legal training at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1985.

Professional Experience
Ms. Radulovich counsels employers regarding a variety of employment law issues, including compliance matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. She revises and prepares the personnel policies and employee handbooks of our clients. She advises employers about workplace violence, drug and alcohol testing requirements, privacy rights and free speech issues.

Ms. Radulovich has represented employers in state and federal court actions involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 1983, and wrongful termination.

Our clients value her successful representation of them in mediation and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.

Training
Ms. Radulovich has given management training programs on a variety of issues including unlawful workplace harassment, the requirements of California and Federal family leave laws, the privacy and First Amendment free speech rights of public employees, controlling overtime liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act, discrimination and accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and other employee misconduct.

Professional Affiliations
Ms. Radulovich is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California.



Christopher Boucher

Education

Mr. Boucher was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. He received his legal education from the Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, where he was also a member of Delta Theta Phi, graduating cum laude in 2017. In addition, he received a professional certificate from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School.

Professional Experience
Mr. Boucher's practice focuses on labor and employment law, and his expertise includes representing employers in a union environment, including labor negotiations, changes to existing terms and conditions of employment and/or the effects of those changes, and the meaning and application of labor contract provisions. He also serves as trusted counsel to employers regarding workplace investigations, employee discipline, due process, grievance procedure issues, reasonable accommodation/interactive process issues, and other labor and employment law matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boucher spent over a decade as a seasoned human resources executive with a broad spectrum of industry experience, including municipalities, public utilities, aviation, maritime, special districts, school districts, as well as higher education. Most notably, Mr. Boucher served as the Port of Oakland's Director of Human Resources from 2014 to 2018, where he directed the Port's human resources, labor relations, benefits, equal employment opportunity, leaves management and disability compliance, occupational health and safety, and workers' compensation functions. Mr. Boucher also led two successful negotiations for successor memoranda of understanding with the Port's labor unions during this time. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Boucher was featured as one of 2016's national "Top Five Rising Stars" by Human Resource Executive magazine and was awarded the Muriel M. Morse Achievement Award by the Western Region of the International Public Management Association in 2016. The firm's clients greatly value his extensive practical human resources and labor negotiations experience, in addition to his legal skills.

Workplace Investigations
As an experienced workplace investigator, Mr. Boucher has conducted investigations related to workplace misconduct, sexual harassment, race discrimination, retaliation, sexual orientation harassment, theft, fraud, favoritism, misconduct, and abusive conduct. Mr. Boucher completed extensive training from the Association of Workplace Investigators and passed the rigorous examination to earn the Certificate Holder (AWI-CH) credential, in addition to serving as part-time faculty for the Association's Training Institute for Workplace Investigators.

Mediation
In addition to his advocacy skills, Mr. Boucher has completed successfully the requisite training to serve as a mediator in compliance with Sections 466 - 471.5 of the Business and Professions Code. Mr. Boucher has successfully utilized his mediation training to achieve settlements on labor and employment matters.

Training
Mr. Boucher is an experienced trainer and has given management training programs on a variety of issues including unlawful harassments and discrimination, statutory leaves and disability accommodations, workplace investigations, labor negotiations strategies, bullying, due process rights, employee misconduct and discipline, the legalization of recreational marijuana and its impact to employers, violence in the workplace, and workers' compensation fraud. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences on labor and employment law topics, including legal updates and keynotes.

Published Articles
Mr. Boucher has written articles on topics such as workplace bullying, the legalization of recreational marijuana and its impact to the workplace, and general labor and employment law updates, which have been published by professional organizations throughout California.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Boucher is a member of the State Bar of California and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. He also holds memberships to the Alameda County Bar Association, the Association of Workplace Investigators, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

E-mail Address
cboucher@wprlaw.com



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