During the past fifteen years as a mediator, Robert Coviello, Esq. has worked on a number of cases involving a variety of complex issues. Relying on his extensive negotiation and trial experience, Mr. Coviello has mastered the art of bringing parties together to resolve their conflicts. He has mediated hundreds of cases in nearly every type of employment-related dispute, including: wage & hour class actions; PAGA claims; numerous FEHA matters, including sexual harassment; all forms of discrimination and retaliation claims; a variety of written employment contract disputes and commission claims; and numerous overtime, exempt/non-exempt misclassification disputes, and equal pay actions.
Mr. Coviello has over 37 years of employment litigation experience. His civil litigation practice quickly evolved into specialized representation of individuals and management in employment-related matters. He has conducted hundreds of depositions in employment cases and is personally responsible for the litigation of several hundred employment-related harassment/discrimination civil suits. He has extensive jury trial experience through verdict and appeal in matters involving harassment, discrimination, breach of contract, wage claims and other related employment torts and class action claims.
As a recognized authority, Mr. Coviello is a frequent speaker on employment law issues, including sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination matters, and wage and hour claim matters. Examples of his speaking engagements include:
“Bob Coviello is the best. I come to him confident that the matter will be resolved professionally and expeditiously.”
“Wonderful experience – great mediator”
“Mr. Coviello did a great job in getting the parties to reach a settlement. It was a very difficult case with a difficult Defendant, but he was able to get a deal done. Client was very happy.”
“Bob is just very knowledgeable about this area of the law. He keeps up with new things that happen, and with employee rights, there are a lot of changes happening every year. We go to Bob Coviello because he knows a lot about the substantive law, and you don’t have to explain it to him. He’s already got it, and he could probably teach you a few things you didn’t even know.”
“Bob does a really good job of figuring out not just the central claims but also a bit about the parties involved and the bigger picture of a dispute, which in my experience with him really helped get the parties to a resolution. Bob just was really good at dealing with clients, and not just discussing the law but also discussing the financial and business implications of resolving the case as opposed to further litigating it.”
“If there are any outstanding issues, Bob helps get those issues resolved, and he really sticks with the matter and really shows he cares about helping the parties get their dispute resolved.”
“Bob is a closer. He doesn’t spend a whole lot of time talking about the weather or what’s going on in the world. He really gets to the point quickly, he gets to the issues that we need to address and he’s just always been able to get the case closed.”