J. Paul Moorhead

J. Paul Moorhead


J. Paul Moorhead focuses his practice on employee benefits and employment law. He advises multi-employer benefit plans, public entities, and businesses. He also represents his clients in litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. His litigation experience includes cases before the California Superior Court, California Court of Appeal, the United Stated District Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In his capacity as counsel for employee benefit plans, Mr. Moorhead litigates unpaid fringe benefit contribution cases and handles withdrawal liability matters. He also represents these plans in regard to participant appeals and denials of benefits. As an advisor, Mr. Moorhead assists with regulatory compliance, plan design and matters before the Department of Labor and other federal agencies. His articles have been published by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. http://www.ifebp.org/inforequest/0160489.pdf

Mr. Moorhead also advises public entities and employers on employment practice issues. He defends these clients in lawsuits concerning discrimination, harassment, disability, mandatory leave rights, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes.

Mr. Moorhead obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California School of Law. While in law school he was a member of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal and served on the executive board of USC’s Public Interest Law Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Pacific Union College. He is licensed to practice in law in California in all state courts and the Central District of the United States District Court.

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