Naeve, Robert A.

3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 800Irvine, CA 92612- 4408

Updated: 11/12/2013


Bob Naeve's practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has significant experience in unfair competition litigation involving allegations of theft of trade secrets, wrongful solicitation of employees, breach of duty of loyalty, and enforcement of pre- and post-term noncompetition agreements.

Bob is also deeply involved in program and facilities access litigation filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, California's Unruh Civil Rights Act and...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment

Representative Cases

  • South Coast Repertory, one of the primary not-for-profit performing arts centers in Orange County, California receives corporate and employment advice


Bar Admissions

  • California

Past Positions

  • Honorable Judith N. Keep, United States District Court, Southern District of California, Law Clerk, 1982 - 1983


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 1982
    Law Review: Stanford Law Review, Note Editor, Volume 34
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1977
    Honors: magna cum laude


Published Works

  • ALERT: The Scope of California Kin Care Leave Rights Narrowed - At Least in Some Instances, 2010
  • ALERT: California Supreme Court Rules that Attorneys’ Fees May Be Denied in Low-Recovery FEHA Cases, 2010
  • Significant Labor and Employment Initiatives of the Obama Administration and 111th Congress, ABTL [Association of Business Trial Lawyers] Report, Orange County, Vol. XI, No. 1, 2009
  • Brinker, Brinkley, and Beyond: Surveying California's Wage-Hour Field of Battle, 2009
  • Brinker, Brinkley, and Beyond: Surveying the Field of Battle, 2008
  • ALERT: California Appellate Court Holds that Meal Periods Must be Made Available to Employees; California Labor Commissioner Follows Suit, 2008
  • Managing Laboratory Personnel: The CLIA and OSHA Manual, published by Thompson Publishing Company, New York, 2008
  • Wrongful Termination: Reliable Policies to Avoid Lawsuits and Maintain At-Will Employment, published by Borgman Associates, 2008
  • Pre-Employment Testing: Modern Employee Selection Techniques in a Legal Context, published by Borgman Associates, 2008
  • Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: The Management Primer of Federal and State Laws Regarding Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace, published by American Somerset, Inc., 2008
  • Managing ADA: The Complete Compliance Guide, a two-volume treatise regarding all five titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act, published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 2008

Office Information


3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 800Irvine, CA 92612- 4408


  • (949) 553-7539


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