Angela Reddock-Wright, Workplace Guru
Angela Reddock-Wright, Esq., AWI-CH is known as the “workplace guru” and the go-to expert for all things dealing with the workplace. She is a seasoned workplace and employment and labor law attorney (former litigator), mediator, arbitrator, workplace and Title IX sexual assault investigator, human resources, workplace, hazing and bullying expert. She has earned numerous distinctions, including The Best Lawyers in America® for 2020 in labor and employment, a “Top California Employment and Woman Lawyer” by the Daily Journal, and one of Los Angeles’ “Most Influential Minority and Women Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Reddock-Wright has been an employment law attorney for nearly 25 years, and began her career as a legal analyst on employment law, workplace and other issues of public interest nearly 20 years ago when she was the lead attorney representing plaintiffs in a noted wrongful death and sorority hazing case. Since then, she has delivered, and continues to deliver, expertise, thoughtful and practical insights on some of America’s most prominent legal cases including, Coronavirus and the implications for the workplace, the Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, and #MeToo cases, the presidential impeachment and whistleblower hearings, the college admissions scandals, the Brett Kavanaugh supreme court hearings and other legal cases of note. She also helps educate audiences on topical issues and the latest trends involving the workplace, including returnships, March Madness in the workplace, Love Contracts, and workcations.
Why Content Producers, Editors & Writers Call Reddock-Wright
In a nutshell, producers, editors, and writers call Reddock-Wright because of her sharp media acumen and easily digestible presentation style of complex legal arguments relating to employment and labor law (including issues of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment/#MeToo), Title IX and sexual assault law, workplace and human resources trends and issues. She also is highly sought for her in-depth knowledge for consulting and behind-the-scenes guidance by Hollywood showrunners and executive producers.
Reddock-Wright has contributed to coverage in multiple media outlets, including Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Law and Crime with Brian Ross, Court TV, CNN, ABC News, CBS News, Fox 11 News, KTLA-5, the Black News Channel, Fox Soul – The Black Report, NPR, KPCC, Airtalk-89.3, KJLH Front Page with Dominique DiPrima, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Forbes.com, Yahoo! Entertainment, People Magazine, Essence Magazine, the Los Angeles Sentinel, LA Focus, Daily Journal, Our Weekly and the Wave Newspapers.
Reddock-Wright’s Legal & Human Resources Career
Reddock-Wright’s media presence stems from a distinguished legal career as an employment and labor law attorney, mediator, arbitrator, workplace and Title IX investigator, in-house human resources leader, strategist and consultant.
Reddock-Wright is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Reddock Law Group in Los Angeles and is a member of the distinguished panel of mediators and arbitrators at Judicate West. She is the Immediate Past President of the of the Southern California Mediation Association and has served on numerous public and non-profit sector boards and commissions.
As a mediator, arbitrator and alternative dispute resolution professional, Reddock-Wright is retained by employees, employers, and their legal counsel to serve as a neutral in helping them resolve workplace disputes either pre-litigation, during, or following litigation in the courts. Employees and employers hire Reddock-Wright when they are looking for someone with the right skill, background and temperament to assist them in effectively resolving their conflicts. Reddock-Wright is certified as a workplace investigator through the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI-CH).
As a workplace investigator, Mrs. Reddock-Wright is retained by public, private and non-profit sector employers to conduct independent and neutral investigations of workplace harassment, discrimination, and other claims. Having litigated two of the seminal university sorority hazing cases in recent history, Reddock-Wright also is retained by secondary and higher educational institutions to investigate Title IX sexual assault, bullying, and hazing cases.
Reddock-Wright also has served in-house as a chief operating officer, general counsel and human resources leader. As a human resources leader and consultant, Reddock works with employers to assist them in creating environments that value their greatest asset – their employees, and that help employees thrive and be their best. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Reddock-Wright was retained by SAG-AFTRA (the Screen Actors Guild) to assist them in updating their sexual harassment reporting policies and protocols for members.
Merging her experiences as a lawyer, business owner, elected and appointed government official, and volunteer in the civic and non-profit sectors, Reddock-Wright works with employers and employees to assist them in creating great and healthy workplaces– this is her life’s work and passion.
Reddock-Wright’s Educational Background & Certifications
- University of California, Los Angeles, Juris Doctorate (1995)
- B. A., Amherst College, cum laude (1991)
- Semester study in Modern British Literature and Politics, Oxford University (Fall 1989)
- Postgraduate Fellowship in Public Policy and Public Affairs, Coro Foundation (1992)
- Straus Institute, Pepperdine University School of Law, “Litigating the Mediated Case” (2011)
- American Marshall Fellow to Europe, German Marshall Fund (2010)
- Civic & Business Fellow to Israel, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles (2013)
- Certified Workplace Investigator, Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI-CH) (2017)
Reddock-Wright’s Volunteer & Civic Involvements
- President, Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) (2019) (current Board Member & Immediate Past President)
- Member, Board of Trustees, Los Angeles County Bar Association (2016-2018)
- Member, Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)
- Member, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
- Member, National Bar Association
- Member, State Bar of California
- Member, California Association of Black Lawyers
- Member, LA County Bar Association
- Member, Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
Honors and Awards
- Named by her peers among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Labor & Employment Law (2020)
- Named Among Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers (2019, 2010)
- Named Among Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Top Women Lawyers (2019, 2018)
- Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Minority Attorneys (2020, 2019, 2016)
- Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Council and Awards Nominees (2019, 2018)
- Named Among Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles (2018, 2017)
- Named Among Los Angeles Magazine’s Southern California Super Lawyers (2011- 2020), Super Lawyers Top Women (2016 and 2020), Super Lawyer Rising Star (2004 – 2009)
- Named Among WAVE Newspaper’s Top Employment & Labor Law Attorneys for Non-Profit Employers (2013)
- Named a “Rising Star” in the American Bar Association Book, “The Woman Advocate – Celebrating the Achievements of Women Lawyers” (2010)
- Named Daily Breeze’s Woman of the Year/Woman of Distinction Nominee (2010)
- Named Among LA Focus’ Los Angeles Top Black Lawyers (2008)
- Distinguished Alumna Award, UCLA’s Black Law School Association (2002)
- “Rising Star” Award from the Los Angeles African-American Women’s Political Action Committee (2002)
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