The Rose Group, APLC/Rose Mediation
10636 Scripps Summit Court #139, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
Phone: 619.822.1088 Fax: 708.575.1495
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Ken Rose is the founder and President of The Rose Group, A Professional Law Corporation, and Rose Mediation. The Rose Group is a global employment law and HR consulting firm, based in San Diego, California and Washington, D.C. The Rose Group’s website is . Through Rose Mediation, Ken serves as mediator in legal disputes, most particularly employment law matters [including wrongful termination, wage and hour, class actions, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and misappropriation of trade secrets/unfair competition cases].

Ken has practiced employment and labor law for more than 35 years. Ken received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1976 and a B.S. from the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 1972.

Ken represents employers with regard to U.S. federal, California and international employment law issues, including counseling and litigation, employment policies, discrimination/ harassment, wage and hour laws, and labor relations matters. Ken also acts as a neutral mediator in employment disputes. Ken’s other services include workplace investigations, expert witness testimony, employment law training, and auditing employment law policies and practices. Ken is one of the few U.S. lawyers with extensive experience assisting multinationals with employment law issues concerning operations in foreign countries.

Ken’s broad experience makes him uniquely well suited to facilitate the resolution of legal disputes at mediation, particularly in the employment arena. For the past 36 years, Ken has practiced employment law exclusively. Ken has served as trial counsel for both defendants and plaintiffs in employment matters, and routinely counseled his clients about the costs and benefits (both monetary and non-monetary) of selecting mediation to resolve litigation. Ken’s knowledge of employment law, credibility on both sides of the bar, capability to quickly grasp the issues at hand, demeanor, and measured tenacity, enable him to readily evaluate the various possible outcomes in an employment case, and resolve cases effectively and amicably. Ken has seen it all, and well understands the dynamics of employment litigation.

Ken is the author of Lawful Hiring: A Primer for California Employers, published by R&J Legal Publishers, and co-author of the chapter “U.S Employment and Labor Law” in the International Handbook on Contracts and Employment, published by the International Bar Association and Kluwer Law International. In addition, Ken has authored numerous published articles on employment law issues of importance to domestic, foreign, and multinational companies.

Ken is AV-Preeminent peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell. Martindale Hubbell's AV-Preeminent rating identifies a lawyer with preeminent legal ability based on the attorney's expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. Ken is also recognized as an outstanding attorney in the 2013 edition of Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2012 San Diego Super Lawyers; Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers; International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2011; Global Law Experts; Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers 2012, American Lawyer Media; Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Labor & Employment 2012, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazines; and, Top Rated Lawyer in International Law & International Trade 2012, American Lawyer Media. The publisher of the Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers informed Ken that he received an exceptional amount of personal nominations by in-house counsel and his peers making him the leading nominee in California and in the top five in the U.S.

Ken is a Judge Pro Tem for the California Superior Court and a mediator for the California Department of Fair and Employment and Housing. He is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law and the International Labor Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, and the International Bar Association.

Prior to forming The Rose Group, Ken was a shareholder with Littler Mendelson and Chair of its International Employment Law Group.

The Rose Group, APLC/Rose Mediation

Lawyer - in Law firm with 2-10 attorneys

Practice Areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Class Action, Employees' Rights , Administrative Law, Employment Law, International Law, Labor and Employment, Mediation, Equal Opportunities, Dispute Resolution



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