With one eye toward preventing litigation, and the other toward ensuring the strongest defense, Oswald is an accomplished trial lawyer with 20+ years of experience bringing creative and effective solutions to his clients’ employment law challenges. He’s served as lead and co-lead counsel on numerous bench trials, jury trials, and arbitrations. He’s also a trusted business advisor to his clients on a wide range of issues including employee relations, executive terminations, and disability accommodation. Oswald has been selected for the Northern California Super Lawyers List each year since 2013.

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  • Education

    J.D., 1994 - University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

    B.A., 1990 - University of Vermont

    Bar Admission


    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

    U.S. Supreme Court

  • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers List from 2013-2017

  • Speaking Engagements

    Sep 2017, Association of Corporate Counsel-San Francisco Bar Association: Top Tips to Make Your Company Employment-Litigation Ready

    May 2017, Association of Corporate Counsel-San Francisco Bar Association: The New Workforce: The In-House Counsel’s Guide to Understanding Legal Exposure and Managing Risk

    Oct 2016, Association of Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting: From Body Art to Unisex Bathrooms – Changing Workplaces, Changing Employment Laws

    Oct 2012, California State Bar Annual Meeting: They’re Not Our Employees, Really! Legal Compliance in the Age of the Contingent Workforce

    Sep 2012, Practicing Law Institute Employment Law Seminar: View from the Beach and Juries: What Every Practitioner Must Know

    2011, Executive Employer Conference: Managing the Toxic Employee


    Jan 2018, Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin: Intersectionality Theory and Employment Law

    Nov 2012, Law Seminars International Telebriefing: New California Employment Laws

  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association

    Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

    Member, National Employment Law Council

    Member, Charles Houston Bar Association

    Member, Society of Human Resources Management

    Member, Bay Area Black Partners at Majority Firms

  • Nixon Peabody

    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Practice Lead

Trials and Appeals

Class Action & Complex Litigation

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Class Action & Complex Litigation

Regulatory, Compliance & Risk Management

Trials and Appeals