Walter M. Stella

Member

San Francisco

(415) 262-8339

(415) 644-0978

Walter will be speaking at an upcoming event:

New Legal Developments in 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021 for California Employers

Webinar 10/29/2020

Cozen O'Connor attorneys will be presenting this webinar on the ever-changing legal landscape in California.

Event Details 

Walter focuses his practice on challenging employment issues facing employers from advice and counseling, to complex transactional matter and litigation. Walter has more than 25 years of employment law experience, he provides practical solutions that minimize legal exposure for businesses in a heavily regulated employment environment.

Walter has been a guest on KQED radio programs and served as a contributing author for Aspatore’s Though Leadership series on Employment Law. He has been selected for the list of Best Lawyers in American since 2013 and Northern California Super Lawyers since 2014.

Walter earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and he earned his law degree from Cornell Law School.

 

Experience

News

Businesses are reopening. If you’re older or sick, what happens to your job?

May 22, 2020

Walter Stella was quoted in The Olympian discussing about the workplace reopening with questions that linger about how protections will shield workers who are older or have medical conditions in the time of the coronavirus.

Labor & Employment Law Update: 2019 in Review and a Look Ahead to 2020

December 05, 2019

Jake Rubinstein, Bethany Salvatore, and Walter Stella presented a webinar about the substantial changes in labor and employment law at the federal, state, and even local levels for 2019.

West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Publications

COVID-19 FAQs For California Employers

July 01, 2020

Michele Ballard Miller, Walter Stella, Elena Hillman, and Austin Dieter designed an FAQ that California Employers have regarding COVID-19.

Events & Seminars

Upcoming Events

New Legal Developments in 2020 and Looking Ahead to 2021 for California Employers

October 29, 2020 - Webinar

Cozen O'Connor attorneys will be presenting this webinar on the ever-changing legal landscape in California.

Past Events

The Year in Review and Looking Ahead to 2020

December 12, 2019 - Webinar

AB5: Is the Gig Up for California Employers?

December 04, 2019 - Webinar

I Don't Like Your Face

November 07, 2019 - Santa Clara, CA

Managing Leaves of Absence

October 24, 2019 - Webinar

Current Issues in Human Resources

October 03, 2019 - Oakland, CA

Is the Gig up for California employers?

September 27, 2019 - Webinar

Navigating Accommodations for Disabled Workers

September 19, 2019 - Webinar

Sex, Drugs and Human Resources

September 11, 2019 - Webinar

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 1990
  • Marquette University, B.A., 1987

Awards & Honors

“The Best Lawyers in America,” 2013-2017

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2014-2016

Bar Association of San Francisco, Award of Merit, 2008

The Best Lawyers in the Bay Area, Bay Area Lawyer Magazine, 2005-2006

Bar Association of San Francisco Pro Bono Award, Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program, 2005-2006, 2008

Outstanding Volunteer in Public Services Award, Bar Association of San Francisco Volunteer Legal Services Program, 2003, 2012-2014, 2017

  • California
  • Illinois

Board Member, Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA), 2011-2013

Member, Editorial Board for “Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin”