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Gregory J. Rolen

Gregory J. Rolen

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Three Embarcadero Center
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
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Mr. Rolen is a member of the Public Entity, Employment & Labor, Workers’ Compensation Law and Appellate Practice Groups. His vast knowledge of public entity litigation in particular has provided him with not only the legal, but also the governance, political and public relations experience necessary to advise public entities in these challenging times.

Mr. Rolen has 28 years of legal experience and represents a variety of public school districts, charter schools, and joint powers and authorities throughout the State of California. Mr. Rolen focuses on labor negotiations, employee discipline, litigation and Board governance issues. Mr. Rolen has been retained and qualified as an expert in governance , personnel practices and school district operations. He frequently makes presentations and publishes articles on a variety of novel issues in education law including, privacy and technology, student discipline, cyberbullying, the Brown Act, Public Records Act and teacher dismissal. Mr. Rolen has been featured in a video training series on sexual harassment and a radio expert roundtable on special education. He has been published in such notable publications as the Daily Journal, California Lawyer, JD Supra Business Advisor, Law360, Capital Weekly, California Political News, The Advocate, Leadership Magazine, EdCal and the Journal of American Law.

Prior to joining Haight Brown & Bonesteel, Mr. Rolen was General Counsel for a large suburban school district in Northern California where he built the legal department from the ground up. In addition to managing the District’s litigation, Mr. Rolen was instrumental in supervising the Risk Management, Workers’ Compensation, Benefits, Insurance, Food Services, Maintenance and Operations, and Transportation Departments.

Mr. Rolen began his career as a Deputy District Attorney. He conducted over 20 jury trials with a high conviction rate. After advancing to Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, Mr. Rolen represented primarily law enforcement and regulatory agencies. He has appeared before the California Court of Appeal on over 30 occasions and has published decisions representing such clients as the California Lottery Commission, California Horse Racing Board, California Highway Patrol and California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Mr. Rolen then became a partner at a law firm and managed the Education law and Public Sector practice group.

Community Involvement
Mr. Rolen has previously served the community as Chairman of the Contra Costa County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, DARE speaker, State Assembly coordinate and youth football coach. He also served as a board member of Joint Powers Authorities which offered dental, vision and workers’ compensation benefits.

January 24, 2018
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
October 12, 2016
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
October 5, 2016
March 4, 2016
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
August 5-7, 2015
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
March 11-13, 2015
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
December 5, 2014
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
July 14, 2014
Presentation by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
August 1, 2009
Article by Gregory J. Rolen
Services Public Entity
June 26, 2005
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McGeorge School of Law (JD, 1989)

University of San Diego (BA, 1985) cum laude

California
California State Courts
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit