Angela S. Rho

88 Kearny Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas

Employment Law



  • All Courts of the State of California
  • United States District Courts, Northern and Central Districts


  • J.D., Southwestern Law School
  • B.A., Stanford University



Angela S. Rho


Ms. Rho specializes in Employment Litigation and Advising. She has extensive experience in defending employers against claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination and harassment claims, alleged violations of state and federal leave laws, and alleged Labor Code violations including wage and hour violations in both state and federal courts throughout California, having personally handled numerous lawsuits and pre-litigation investigations since 2010. She actively represents clients in multiple industries, including: high tech companies, small businesses, the hospitality industry, and various professional service providers.

A significant portion of Ms. Rho's practice involves advising employers regarding day-to-day management decisions, ensuring compliance with applicable Labor laws and regulations, drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, confidential information and invention assignment agreements, managing an international workforce, and advising multinational corporations on California employment issues. She also provides training to managers and supervisors in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment prevention, disciplinary practice, and interactive procedures and accommodation policies.

Representative Matters

  • Represented various clients in numerous unfair labor practice charges on a wide range of issues and successfully obtaining dismissals/withdrawals in many of the charges.
  • Represented a technology company in a wrongful retaliatory discharge action, obtaining a favorable summary judgment.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in a sex discrimination and age discrimination action, obtaining a favorable judgment.
  • Represented an accounting firm against multiple wage and hour class actions, obtaining summary judgment and dismissals.

Professional and Community Contributions

Ms. Rho is an Advisory Board Member of the Los Angeles Junior Golf Foundation which provides today's youth with an opportunity to experience the game of a lifetime and is committed to creating and maintaining a golf program geared to introducing Los Angeles youth to County facilities and exposing them to valuable life skills such as Respect, Integrity, Character and Honor (RICH).

Ms. Rho is also actively involved in the Stanford Alumni Association, serving as class correspondent for the Stanford Alumni Magazine, and GirlVentures, whose mission is to empower adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths by combining outdoor adventure with social emotional learning.

Additional involvement, activities, and interests include:

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Member
  • Asian American Bar Association, Member
  • San Francisco Opera BRAVO! Club, Member
  • Stanford University Alumni Magazine Class Correspondent, Class of 2004

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • Resolving Sexual Harassment Claims, Association of Legal Administrators, San Francisco, CA, August 16, 2017
  • Non-Profit Employment Law Roundtable, Co-presented with Simone McCormick, Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2015

Academic Distinctions

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Professional Responsibility, 2009
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Law and Literature, 2008
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Trial Advocacy, 2008
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Civil Procedure II, 2006
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California
  • Stanford University Scholar Athlete, 2000-2004
  • Four-year athletic scholarship to play on the Stanford Women's Varsity Golf team. Team Captain, 2003-2004.

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