Eric Riss represents and advises public entities in labor relations, wage and hour practices, disciplinary arbitrations, and various other employment and labor matters. Mr. Riss specializes in all aspects of labor relations, and has represented dozens of clients in unfair practice proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB). In addition to labor litigation and advice and counsel, he also regularly assists employers with Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour compliance and litigation. Mr. Riss has also completed several agency or department-wide FLSA audit reports for public sector clients. Since March 2020, he continues to advise public employers in compliance with rapidly changing COVID-19 regulations and public health guidance.

Mr. Riss possesses a balanced skill set and is able to skillfully mitigate the risk of protracted litigation through proactive advice and counsel and by anticipating and avoiding issues in the arenas of collective bargaining, disciplinary action, and wage and hour.

Honors & Recognitions

Best Overall Appellate Brief and Oral Argument Award
Paul A. McLennon, Sr. Honors Moot Court Competition, Octafinals

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Alerts & Articles


Mr. Riss is an active contributor to the firm’s various publications. He is also the co-author of “Transgender Rights Developments to Know” (Daily Journal, Oct. 31, 2016) and “Transgender Restroom Case Could Affect Agency Deference” (Daily Journal, Nov. 17, 2016).

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member


J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara


  • 2014, California
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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