Tony De Marco specializes in the representation of California employers in all aspects of personnel and labor management.  Mr. De Marco is a recognized expert in the areas of discipline, contract enforcement, grievances, and arbitration. He has represented employers before the Public Employment Relations Board, Civil Rights Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Office of Administrative Hearings. He is experienced in collective bargaining and is the chief negotiator for numerous school districts throughout the state.

When acting as general counsel, Mr. De Marco advises on all aspects of governance, transparency, and oversight; assists with processing employee complaints and managing investigations; and, has experience advising employers on both single plaintiff and class action wage and hour claims, and the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).

Mr. De Marco is chair of the Firm’s Southern California Education Law Practice Group, is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, and is one of the founders of the Firm’s Irvine office. 

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. De Marco has presented before local and statewide organizations on the interest-based bargaining process, state-mandated sexual harassment training, and other issues of importance to his public sector clients. Mr. De Marco is a member of the firm’s FRISK® presentation team, and was part of the team which moved FRISK into a virtual platform to maximize access to this important program.

Mr. De Marco is co-creator of the firm’s public sector wage and hour training materials and regularly speaks to groups about wage and hour laws. He also makes presentations on technology issues, giving clients balanced and effective approaches for addressing bargaining and employment issues in this fluid area of the law.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • California Council of School Attorneys, 2020 President and Board Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member


J.D., Whittier Law School
B.A., University of California, Irvine


  • 2001, California
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