Francisco Cabada is Of Counsel to Olivarez Madruga Law Organization. Mr. Cabada earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in 2001 and has since dedicated his career to representing individuals and businesses in a variety of legal matters.
With extensive litigation experience, including serving as the lead counsel in trials, mediations, and arbitrations, Mr. Cabada brings a wealth of experience to the team.
Prior to joining OMLO, Mr. Cabada specialized in commercial business litigation with a primary focus on the defense of labor and employment issues. With 22 years of experience, Mr. Cabada has been involved in handling a wide range of litigation and employment matters.
Selected Representative Matters
- Advised international internet gaming company on federal and state anti-gaming laws, including the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, the Wire Act and related state statutes.
- Represented Gerber Products Company in defense of class and unfair competition claims on behalf of consumers alleging false advertising on product packaging. See, e.g., Williams v. Gerber Products Company, 439 F. Supp. 2d 1112 (S.D. Cal. 2006). Advised Gerber Products Company on regulatory matters, including FDAC regulations and applicable state laws.
- Represented Univision Music against its former promotions director in action alleging wrongful termination for refusing to engage in the practice of payola. Advised Univision Music on parallel investigation by the Department of Justice. Successfully defended against electronic discovery requests.
- Represented a partner of a Big Four accounting firm in connection with a criminal investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office into the marketing and sale of alleged tax shelters.
- Conducted numerous internal investigations involving labor and employment issues, including FEHA violations against company executives and employees.
- Represented a leading software trade association in domestic and international disputes, including matters in U.S. state and federal courts and international mediation.
- Represented a California employer in a class action lawsuit alleging that the employer failed to pay its 24,000 California employees overtime wages, failed to provide meal breaks, failed to provide rest breaks, and committed other alleged wage and hour violations.