Maria Rodriguez leads the labor and employment group in Los Angeles at DLA Piper, counsels domestic and foreign corporations with regard to employment law compliance and mergers and acquisitions; and defends employment cases and class action litigation. Maria also defends employers in proceedings before governmental agencies, such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the California Labor Commissioner, the US Department of Labor, the Department of Justice and city and state government agencies that enforce employment.