Ellen Bronchetti represents employers in employment and traditional labor disputes. Her litigation experience includes representing employers in state and federal cases involving issues in wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the United States.

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  • Represented a nationwide convenience store chain in California federal district court alleging franchisees were misclassified as independent contractors. Claims were successfully dismissed with prejudice*
  • Received a complete defense verdict in claim alleging misclassification of supervisors for nationwide transportation company*
  • Represented nationwide logistics company in case pending before California Supreme Court alleging misclassification of drivers as independent contractors*

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  • Legal 500, Labor & Employment, 2012 to 2018 and 2021 to 2022
  • Super Lawyers Northern California, Rising Star, 2013 to 2018


  • American Bar Association, member
  • State Bar of California, member
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, member


Northeastern University School of Law, JD, 2003
Boston College, BA, 2000


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