Joseph L. Beachboard (Editor)

Ogletree Deakins P.C.
Gateway Towers
990 West 190th Street, Suite 450
Torrance, CA 90502


Practice Areas: Labor and Employment

Admitted to Practice: State of California

Joseph L. Beachboard, a nationally recognized expert on employment law issues, joined Ogletree Deakins as the firm’s shareholder for Client Services/Business Development in 2001. In this capacity, Mr. Beachboard oversees the business development activities of the firm’s nearly 400 attorneys in 32 offices across the country. He also is responsible for ensuring that the firm provides premiere service to its clients through e-mail alerts, a bi-monthly newsletter, seminars and other special events.

Mr. Beachboard speaks regularly before human resource, personnel and employer groups on cutting-edge employment law topics. He frequently is quoted in several publications, including the Los Angeles Times, HR Executive, Workforce, Sacramento Bee, San Diego Union Tribune, Las Vegas Review Journal, Indiana Business Journal and Denver Business 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 and serve in an editorial capacity with several employment law related publications (including Matthew Bender’s California Labor & Employment Law Bulletin and the firm’s newsletter, The Employment Law Authority).

Mr. Beachboard is a founding member and executive director of the Management Employment Law Roundtable. The Roundtable is a national, invitation only, organization of management labor and employment lawyers. He also is 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.

Education: J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1988
B.A., Whittier College, magna cum laude, 1985


Management Employment Law Roundtable, California State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar (Labor Law Section)