Vince M. Verde

Office Managing Shareholder || Orange County

Vince Verde is a litigator and former prosecutor with extensive jury and non-jury trial experience. He has tried and won jury trials in multiple jurisdictions and represents employers in state and federal courts in single and multi-plaintiff actions. His diverse practice includes the representation of regional and national clients in all phases of litigation involving employment and labor matters, unfair competition, trade secret and non-compete matters, work place violence, intellectual property rights, class action lawsuits and complex business disputes. He has extensive experience in all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, retaliation and 1102.5 claims, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, family and medical leave, disability discrimination and accommodation and employee privacy.  Mr. Verde draws on his skills as a trial attorney in order to successfully resolve matters early in the litigation or obtain dismissals through summary judgment.

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Mr. Verde’s experience includes the following:

  • Defense Verdicts in multi-million wrongful termination, age, disability, and racial discrimination suits
  • Obtained injunction against a national labor union in connection with NLRB and Labor Code claims
  • Obtained preliminary and permanent injunction in unfair competition and trade secret dispute
  • Obtained dismissal of wage and hour class action lawsuit involving hundreds of putative class members
  • Successful defense of class action suits involving multiple issues such as wage and hour, discrimination, and WARN Act violations
  • Successful defense of FLSA claims involving the Portal to Portal Act and related unpaid wage claims
  • Defense verdict involving a sixty five million dollar design defect and breach of warranty claim for manufacturers of wind turbine generators
  • Dismissal of a twenty-seven million dollar co-conspirator fraud claim based upon the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Dismissal of a multi-million fraud and breach of contract claims where plaintiff paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to Mr. Verde’s client prior to dismissal
  • Successful defense of misappropriation claims pertaining to a national advertising campaign
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in favor of a large municipal client after filing suit involving the False Claims Act

Published Opinions:

  • Duick v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., 198 Cal.App.4th 1316, 131 Cal.Rptr.3d 514 (2011)
  • Las Canoas Company v. Kramer, 216 Cal.App.4th 96, 156 Cal.Rptr.3d 561 (2013)


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1995
  • B.A., University of California - Davis, 1991

Admittance to Practice

  • California
  • New York

Professional Activities

  • Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Asian Bar Association
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County


  • Ogletree Deakins Navigating California Employment Law Seminar - "Are You High Now, or Was It Yesterday?" - Napa - March 1, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins In House Training CLE Program - "Eenie meenie miney mo . . . choose a juror or let ‘em go . . . So you’re picking a jury? Now What?!" - February 22, 2018
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "When the Hammer Falls: Big Verdicts of the Last Year and How to Avoid Them" - Boca Raton - November 9, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Dazed and Confused? Marijuana and Prescription Drug Issues at Work" - San Diego - May 4, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Navigating California Employment Law Seminar - "What Are They Smoking? Cheech and Chong's "Nice Dreams" Come True . . . Perhaps in Your Workplace" - Napa - March 2, 2017
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - "Are You Protected? Myths of In-House Counsel Attorney-Client Privilege" - San Diego - November 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Workplace Drug Policy Conundrums: Marijuana Legalization, Alcohol, and More" - Costa Mesa - October 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "The Perils of the Digitally Integrated Employee" - Colorado Springs - September 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace" - Chicago - May 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Men, Women, and Unequal Paychecks—California’s New “Fair Pay Act” and What It Means For Your Business" - Costa Mesa - April 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Building an ADR Program That Works . . . in California" - Napa - February 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "And the Verdict Is . . . Lessons From Employment Litigation Trials" - Phoenix - November 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Interviewing, Hiring, Monitoring, and Separating Employees With Confidential Business Information – Tips For Employers" - San Antonio - May 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "Smart Hiring in California – Yes, It is Possible" - Napa - March 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - Especially In California" - Napa - March 2014
  • ACC - Sacramento Briefing - "Employee Mobility in California - Protecting Your Company Against Former Employee's Unfair Competition" - Sacramento - November 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Arbitration Agreements - Are They Right for Your Company?" - Costa Mesa - October 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Strategically Litigating Employment Cases In California - Tips for Multi-State Employer" - Charlotte - October 2013
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - "Accidental Employer, International Joint Employer Issues, Philippine Roadshow" - Costa Mesa - April 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Protecting Your Assets: The Use of Trade Secret, Nonsolicitation, and Noncompete Agreements in California" - Napa - March 2013
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association - "Retaliation Litigation - Trends, Risks and Practical Strategies" - Washington, D.C. - November 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Slaying the Wage and Hour Class Action Dragon Without Going to Court" - Costa Mesa - October 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law" - Costa Mesa - April 2012
  • ACC - Sac. Briefing - "Trends in Class Action Wage and Hour Employment Litigation" - Sacramento - January 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins - "Trends in Class Action Litigation - Practical Tips to Avoid Liability" - Costa Mesa - October 2011
  • Orange County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section - "Preparing To Take and Defending Employment Depositions" - Santa Ana - June 2011
  • ACC - So. Cal. Breakfast Briefing - "E-Discovery and Spoliation" - Irvine - May 2011
  • ACC - So. Cal. Briefing - "Trends in Class Action Litigation - Practical Tips to Avoid Liability" - Los Angeles - March 2011 - March 2012
  • Sterling Education Services - "Employment Arbitration and Mediation Agreements: 'Mandatory' vs. 'Voluntary'?" - San Diego - June 2009
  • Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles - "Crossing Enemy Lines: Plaintiff and Defense Perspective on Pre-Trial Employment Litigation" - Los Angeles - August 2007
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • FACCOC Advocate of the Year
  • PABA Trailblazer Award
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018-present)