ADR Services, Inc.

19000 MacArthur Boulevard

Suite 550

Irvine, California 92612

 ROBERT D. COVIELLO, ESQ. 

Mediator 

19000 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 550

Irvine, California 92612
Tel (949) 863-9800

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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 over 200 cases in nearly every type of employment-related dispute, including: wage & hour class actions; numerous FEHA matters, including sexual harassment; all forms of discrimination and retaliation claims; a variety of written employment contract disputes and commission claims; and a great number of overtime and exempt/non-exempt misclassification disputes.

Mr. Coviello has over 35 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 several hundred 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.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
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  • Wage & Hour; Class Actions; PAGA 
  • Discrimination/ Harassment/ Retaliation 
  • FEHA/ EEOC/ Title VII 
  • ​​ADA; Medical Condition; Failure to Accommodate 
  • FMLA; CRFA 
  • Meal/Rest Periods; Overtime; Misclassification 
  • Wrongful Termination 
  • Contract Disputes; Commissions; Stock Options 


LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Mediator, Coviello Mediation Services and ADR Services, Inc.   2008 - Present
Principal, Employment Dispute Mediation Center                        2003 - 2008
Principal, Law Office of Robert D. Coviello                                  1981 - 2015

EDUCATION

Western State University, J.D.   1980
Wartburg College, B.A. Political Science   1974

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING

How You Can Make the Most of Mediation’s Global Growth   2015
U.S. District Court, Basic Mediation Training                          2011
American Arbitration Association, Annual ADR Review         2008
American Arbitration Association, ADR Update                     2007

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

• Orange County Bar Association
      * Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section
      * Judiciary Review Committee
• Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
• California Employment Lawyers
• National Employment Lawyers
• American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
• California State Bar, Labor Law Section

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

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:

  • “Unique Issues in the Resolution of Wage & Hour Class Action Claims”, CEB   2015
  • “Employment Law Practice – Year in Review”, CEB                                            2015
  • “Bias and Ethics in the Legal Profession”, Network Deposition Services            2014
  • “Employment Laws No Attorney Can Afford To Ignore”, Veritext National           2014
  • “Depositions – Handling the Difficult Witness”, Network Deposition Services     2013
  • “The Art of the Deposition”, Veritext National                                                       2012
  • “Unique Issues in the Resolution of Wage & Hour Class Action Claims”, CEB    2011