Peter Stockburger is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Employer Services Groups, and has extensive experience in employment, class action, complex business, and securities litigation.
The focus of Mr. Stockburger’s practice is employment law, and he regularly advises employers on a broad range of federal and state employment law matters. Mr. Stockburger also regularly defends management in administrative hearings and employment litigation before state and federal courts, administrative boards and regulatory agencies.
Mr. Stockburger’s experience in handling employment matters includes extensive knowledge of issues relating to classification, leave policies, ADA and FEHA accessibility, ADA and FEHA discrimination / harassment claims, age, sex and disability related claims, interactive process, reasonable accommodation, wage and hour matters, employment agreements and employee handbooks.
Mr. Stockburger also has an active pro bono practice, which is primarily focused on immigration law. Through this practice, Mr. Stockburger has been able to successfully acquire legal status for a number of individuals who have come to the United States seeking asylum and protection against removal under the United Nations Convention Against Torture based upon persecution they suffered in their home countries.
Mr. Stockburger is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches public international law and appellate advocacy. Prior to joining McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, he attended the University of San Diego School of Law where he graduated cum laude and was admitted to the National Order of the Barristers.
During law school, Mr. Stockburger gained extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience through internships with a number of state, national and international prosecutorial offices and courts, including the San Diego County District Attorneys’ Office, the California Court of Appeal, the United States Attorneys’ Office, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal For The Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands.
Peter has been recognized as a 2015 “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers.
- Successfully defeated class certification on wage and hour claim in federal court on behalf of a nationwide retailer.
- Successfully settled and resolved numerous sexual and disability harassment and discrimination claims against regional and nationwide retailers.
- Complete defense determination before California Labor Commissioner’s Office on claim for retaliation, wrongful termination and unpaid wages on behalf of a regional agricultural company.
- Successfully defended a nationwide retailer before California Labor Commissioner on claim of unpaid vacation and overtime pay.
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, cum laude, 2009
- B.A., Texas State University, magna cum laude, 2005
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- "Ninth Circuit to Corporations - No Blanket Immunity For Violations of International Law, " MLA Advisory, September 23, 2014 (Co-Authors William O'Brien and Ivan Bilaniuk)
- "It Pays to be Sick in California," MLA Advisory, September 15, 2014.
- "DOL to Federal Contractors – Transgender Discrimination is Sex Discrimination," MLA Advisory, August 25, 2014.
- "New Executive Order Prohibits The Federal Government And Government Contractors From Employment Discrimination Against LGBT Persons," MLA Advisory, July 24, 2014.
- Co-Author: "Minimum Wage Mania Among Cities And States" Law360, July 17, 2014.
- "California Allows Employment Class Action Waivers; But the PAGA Threat Persists," MLA Advisory, June 26, 2014.
- "The 2014 McKenna Long & Aldridge California Litigation Guide," April 17, 2014.
- "President Obama Signs Two More Orders Aimed at Federal Contractor Pay Practices," MLA Advisory, April 9, 2014.
- "Supreme Court Confirms that Severance Payments are Subject to FICA Taxes," MLA Advisory, March 28, 2014.
- “Emerging Voices – Is The R2P Doctrine The Greatest Marketing Campaign International Law Has Ever Seen?” Opinio Juris, 2013.
- Author, January 2011 Month-in-Review Case Notes, Criminal Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation.
- “The Responsibility to Protect Doctrine: Customary International Law, An Emerging Norm, or Just Wishful Thinking?” 5 Int. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 365, 2010.
Seminars and Presentations:
- “The Sum is Not Greater Than Its Parts: R2P and Its Rise From Aspiration to Law,” Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA (2011).
- “The Science of Peace? A Closer Look at Atonement, Social Reconciliation and International Criminal Law in Northern Uganda,” Conflict Studies and Dispute Resolution, UMASS, Boston MA (2008).
- “Peering Through the Fog of Genocide: State Responsibility, the Duty to Prevent and the Emerging Responsibility to Protect,” University of Vermont Law School, International Law Students Association, Vermont (2008).
- “The ICC and Africa: A Predictive Analysis of Human Rights Prosecutions in the 21st Century,” Genocide in the 20th and 21st Centuries: University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS (2007).
- “Global Accountability: Defending the International Criminal Court,” Order and Disorder in a Changing World, American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy Conference, Paris, France (2006).
- “Scared Superpower: The United States and the ICC,” Responding to Change in the International System, The Center for International Security Studies (CISS) Millennium Conference, The Hague, Netherlands (2006).
- “Complex Determination: Why Mexico Won’t Privatize PEMEX,” ILASSA XXVI Student Conference on Latin America, Austin TX (2006).
- “Global Justice: A Closer Look at the International Criminal Court,” New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (2006).
- “Resolving the Russian Paradox,” Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA (2005).
- “International Law and The Constitution,” Government Class / Guest Lecture: Moore High School, San Diego CA (2013).
- “International Criminal Law – Case Updates,” Peace Studies Class / Guest Lecture: San Diego City College, San Diego CA (2013).
- “International Criminal Law – A Primer,” Peace Studies Class / Guest Lecture: San Diego City College, San Diego CA (2012).
- “International Justice – International Criminal Law and Alternative Justice Models,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Studies, Guest Lecture: Institute for Peace and Justice, San Diego CA (2011).
- “Karadzic, Mladic and the Future of Retributive Justice Models and International Criminal Law,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Studies, Guest Lecture: Institute for Peace and Justice, San Diego CA (2011).
- “International Law, War Crimes, and the Struggle for Global Reconciliation in the 21st Century,” Peace Studies Class / Guest Lecture: San Diego City College, San Diego CA (2011).
- “International War Crimes Tribunals: A Legacy of Inconsistency,” International Human Rights Law Society Lecture: University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego CA (2010).
- “Public International Law, the Role of the United Nations, and International Criminal Law – Why it Matters,” Peace Studies Class / Guest Lecture: San Diego City College, San Diego CA (2010).
- “International Criminal Tribunals: An Identity Crisis,” Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Studies, Guest Lecture: Institute for Peace and Justice, San Diego CA (2010).
- “Human Rights and International Criminal Law in the 21st Century,” Peace Studies Class / Guest Lecture: San Diego City College, San Diego CA (2010).