Vartan S. Madoyan

Associate

Los Angeles
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Vartan Madoyan's practice encompasses all aspects of employment litigation, with specific focus in the area of wage and hour class actions. Vartan has additional experience providing general advice and counsel and participating in traditional labor law matters. Vartan brings a practical approach to his practice, balancing the legal needs of his clients with the business implications that may arise as a result of the given circumstances.

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  • Prepared for the trial of a complex misclassification class action involving eight-figure exposure, including drafting trial briefs and pre-trial motions and objections. Successfully settled the case on the eve of trial.
  • Day-to-day management of cases for a diverse group of employers in all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration and/or mediation of employment-related matters, including several wage and hour class actions, single-plaintiff cases and multiplaintiff cases. Such work includes developing litigation strategy, drafting pleadings and both dispositive and non-dispositive motions, conducting witness interviews and declaration gathering campaigns, preparing for depositions, propounding and responding to discovery, and arguing motions in court.
  • Negotiated with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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Experience

  • Prepared for the trial of a complex misclassification class action involving eight-figure exposure, including drafting trial briefs and pre-trial motions and objections. Successfully settled the case on the eve of trial.
  • Day-to-day management of cases for a diverse group of employers in all aspects of civil litigation, arbitration and/or mediation of employment-related matters, including several wage and hour class actions, single-plaintiff cases and multiplaintiff cases. Such work includes developing litigation strategy, drafting pleadings and both dispositive and non-dispositive motions, conducting witness interviews and declaration gathering campaigns, preparing for depositions, propounding and responding to discovery, and arguing motions in court.
  • Negotiated with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • Conducted a national wage and hour audit and compliance review of a major nationwide retail chain.
  • Prepared and developed strategy for collective bargaining negotiations and drafted various agreements for the same.

Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Settled a wage and hour case for a small amount on behalf of an educational client in a pre-complaint dispute.
  • Filed an amicus brief with the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in D.R. Horton, Inc. v. NLRB, in favor of arguments that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements did not violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Gary A. Feess, United States District Court, Central District of California (2010)
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Victoria S. Kaufman, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (2009)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • California

Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2011, Order of the Coif, cum laude, Dean's list; Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Chief Articles Editor, Staff Editor; Dean's Scholar; Sayre-MacNeil Scholar; Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society; St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • B.A., Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2007, Provost's Honors List