California Employment Law Specialist and Mediator
The Rose Group is a global employment law and HR consulting firm, based in San Diego, California and Washington, D.C. Through The Rose Group, Ken represents employers and executive-level employees with regard to California, federal, and international employment law issues. Ken’s other services include workplace investigations, expert testimony, employment law training, and auditing employment policies. Ken is one of the few U.S. lawyers experienced in assisting… read more multinationals with employment law issues at their operations in foreign countries. The Rose Group’s website is .
Through Rose Mediation, Ken serves as mediator in legal disputes, most particularly employment law matters wrongful termination, wage and hour, class actions, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and misappropriation of trade secrets/unfair competition cases. Rose Mediation’s website is
Ken also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the California Superior Court and mediator for the California Department of Fair and Employment and Housing.
Ken is admitted to practice law in California, Maryland, and the District of Columbia 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.
Prior to forming The Rose Group, Ken was a shareholder with Littler Mendelson and Chair of its International Employment Law Group.
Ken is a member of the ABA's Sections on Labor and Employment Law and International Law, and the International Bar Association.
Ken is the author of Lawful A Primer for California Employers, R&J Legal Publishers, and co-authored the International Handbook on Contracts and Employment (U.S. chapter), International Bar Association. Ken has numerous articles in professional journals.
Ken has received many honors with recognition for his legal expertise, employment law experience, integrity and overall professional excellence,
▪AV- Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
▪International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, International Bar Association and Who's Who Legal.
▪Mediator of the Month-March 2013, Attorney Journal-San Diego Edition
▪San Diego Super Lawyers; Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business.
▪Top Lawyers in San Diego, San Diego Magazine.
▪Top Rated Lawyers in Labor & Employment and Southern California’s Top Rated Lawyers, American Lawyer Media.
▪Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Legal Media Group.
▪Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Labor & Employment, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.
Nov 2012 - Present
Mediation of employment law cases, including wrongful termination, wage and hour, class actions, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and misappropriation of trade secrets cases.
The Rose Group, APLC, A Global Employment Law and HR Consulting Firm
Jun 2006 - Present
The Rose Group is a global employment law firm, an HR consulting firm, and a provider of alternative dispute resolution services. The Rose Group advises clients regarding California and US employment law, international employment law and employment and separation agreements for executives. Consulting services include workplace investigations, expert witness testimony, and employment trainings.
Oct 1996 - May 2006
Prior to forming The Rose Group, Ken was a shareholder with the law firm of Littler Mendelson in San Diego and Chair of its International Employment Law Group.