• “10 Best” Employment & Labor Law Attorneys in California, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2016-2020
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer” 2009-2010, 2012-13, 2015-2020
  • The Order of Distinguished Attorneys, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 2012-present
  • Principal Violist, Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Co-Proprietor, Falcon Crest Ranch Vineyards and Wine Production
  • Past Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Past Judge Pro Tem and Mediator, Ventura County Superior Court
  • Past Chair, State Bar of California Solo & Small Firm Practice Section
  • Past Co-Chair, Employment Law Seminar Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair, Employment Law Section, Ventura County Bar Association
  • Past Chair, East Ventura County Bar Association


  • JD with Distinction, Order of the Barristers,    University of Nebraska College of Law
  • MA coursework, graduate teaching assistantship, University of Nebraska
  • BA magna cum laude, Augustana College


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California
  • States of California and Colorado

Roberta Burnette Elliott

Roberta is a frequent speaker on labor & employment, business, and data privacy law.  She has presented speeches and training programs for companies, trade associations, and bar associations throughout the world. The following is a selected sample of presentations: 

Key Labor and Employment Issues for Technology Manufacturing in Asia-Pacific Region, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section, International Employment Law Committee, Hong Kong

Cyber Laws without Borders: Protecting Personal Information of Employees and Customers, Beverly Hills Bar Association, International Law Section, Beverly Hills

Employers Abroad:  How to Avoid Ex-Pat Nightmares in Mexico and Latin America – Trends in Cross-Border Employment, Tax & Immigration Law, American Bar Association, International Law Section, New York

Understanding and Managing Implicit Bias in the Legal Workplace, Dentons Annual Seminar for In-House Counsel, Los Angeles

Seven Magic Tricks to Make Employment Claims Virtually Disappear, Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California Chapter, Los Angeles

Ethical Issues in Representing Multiple Clients in Employment Litigation, American Bar Association, Committee on Employment Rights & Responsibilities, Los Cabos, Mexico

Data Protection: Electronic Communication in Transatlantic Business (Impact of US and EU Data Privacy Laws on M&A Due Diligence), Institute of Law & Finance, Frankfurt, Germany

What Keeps the General Counsel Awake at Night? – How to Avoid Employment Law Nightmares, Dentons Annual Seminar for In-House Counsel, Beverly Hills

Continuing Chronicles of Mattel v. MGA: Compulsory Counterclaims for Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, Miami Beach

Guest Lecturer on Mediation Strategies, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu

Settling Employment Cases the “Right Way,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, Employment Law and Litigation Sections, Beverly Hills

Employment Law Tricks and Traps, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey

Advanced Mediation Strategies for Employment Cases, State Bar of California Section Education Institute, Anaheim, and State Bar Annual Meeting, San Diego,

Hot Button Workplace Bias Issues, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, San Diego  

Roberta served as the Leader of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of the world's largest law firm, where she was also a member of the Global Steering Committee for Labor and the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Since establishing her own law firm, Roberta has continued to advise corporate and executive clients.


In addition to practicing law, Roberta served as an adjunct professor for 12 years, teaching courses in Business Law, Cyberspace Law, Human Resources Management, Business Communication, and Sexual Harassment.  


Los Angeles, California

Roberta is the managing attorney and founder of the firm. Roberta serves a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of her expertise.

For over 30 years, she has successfully represented companies and executives in domestic and cross-border employment, business, and data privacy law matters, including litigation, negotiations, and transactions. A truly global practitioner, her work with clients has spanned more than 75 countries.

Roberta personally represents business and executive clients, including serving as general counsel to private corporations, throughout California and Colorado.