Ogletree Deakins • Los Angeles, California
Visibility and Networking
633 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
Joseph L. Beachboard, a nationally recognized expert on employment law issues, joined Ogletree Deakins in 2001. In addition to assisting employers with workplace law issues, Mr. Beachboard serves as the chair of the firm’s Client Service Committee. In this capacity, Mr. Beachboard oversees the client service, marketing, and business development activities of the firm’s 400 attorneys in 33 offices across the country. , , Mr. Beachboard speaks regularly before human resource, personnel and employer groups on cutting edge employment law topics at programs held across the United States. He is frequently quoted in several publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, HR Magazine, National Law Journal, HR Executive, Workforce, HR Manager’s Legal Reporter, San Diego Union Tribune, and Las Vegas Review Journal. Articles written by Mr. Beachboard have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Business Journal, HR Advisor, Nashville Business Journal and The Tennessean. , , After practicing employment law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker in Los Angeles, Mr. Beachboard founded The Labor Letters, Inc., a publisher of monthly employment law journals designed specifically for human resource professionals. Although The Labor Letters was acquired in 2000, he continues to write articles for and serve in an editorial capacity with several employment law related publications (including the firm’s newsletter, The Employment Law Authority). He presently also serves as Editor In Chief of California HR Specialist, published by the National Institute of Business Management.Mr. Beachboard is a founding member and Executive Director of the Management Labor and Employment Roundtable. The Roundtable is a national, invitation only, organization of management labor and employment lawyers. He is also a member of the California State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section. He was an adjunct professor of labor management relations at Woodbury University from 1991 to 1995.
- College: B.A., magna cum laude, Whittier College, 1985
- Law School: J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1988