Professional Experience

Elana Rivkin-Haas is a Partner with Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP. Ms. Rivkin-Haas’s practice focuses on labor and employment matters and education law. She advises school districts and cities on employee disciplinary issues and grievances, as well as on compliance with the Educational Employment Relations Act, the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act, employment discrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Peace Officers Bill of Rights Act. Ms. Rivkin-Haas also advises clients on the Brown Act and other governance issues and has presented and given trainings at school districts and professional organizations on a variety of topics, including conflict of interest laws, the California Public Records Act, federal and state leave laws, disability discrimination and the reasonable accommodations process, sexual harassment prevention, and immigration issues in schools.

Prior to joining Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP, Ms. Rivkin-Haas worked for several years at the American Samoa Attorney General’s Office, where she advised a number of government departments on a variety of legal issues and litigated employment-related matters before the Administrative Law Judge. Ms. Rivkin-Haas also argued before the Appellate Panel of the High Court.

Admissions & Associations

  • State Bar of California (2011)

Speaking & Publications

  • Electronic Medical Records and the Challenge to Privacy, 34 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 177 (Winter, 2011)

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