Isaac S. Stevens
Isaac Stevens is a senior associate attorney in the Labor Department, where he represents labor associations and their members in complex litigation, collective bargaining, arbitration, and mandamus proceedings.
In the wage and hour area, Isaac has litigated regular rate, misclassification, and off-the-clock claims in federal and state court. He has successfully represented public and private sector employees in class and collective (“opt-in”) actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor Code.
In the labor relations area, Isaac has represented clients in collective bargaining, arbitrations, and litigation involving union certification, unit modification, vested pension rights, unilateral changes in working conditions, mandatory furloughs, retaliation for concerted activities, declarations of “fiscal emergencies,” contract impairments, and disclosure of confidential personnel information. His current work includes representing the Los Angeles City Attorneys Association in a mandamus proceeding challenging the City of Los Angeles’ attempt to freeze retiree health benefits and representing the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and Alameda County employees in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the State’s Public Employees Pension Reform Act. Isaac’s past work includes representing the Stockton Police Officers’ Association in a lawsuit challenging the City of Stockton’s attempt to impair the Association’s labor contract under the auspices of a supposed “fiscal emergency” and representing the President of Sacramento County Law Enforcement Managers Association in a lawsuit alleging retaliation for concerted activities. Isaac has also represented peace officers across the State in administrative and criminal investigations of officer-involved-shootings and deaths in custody.
Isaac has also prosecuted and defended claims involving trademark infringement and unfair business practices. His recent work in this area includes representing the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Association in a federal lawsuit under the Lanham Act against a public benefit corporation operating under the name “San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs’ Foundation,” and defending the Stanislaus Sworn Deputies Association in a trade name infringement lawsuit brought by a local employee organization.
Before joining Mastagni Holstedt, A Professional Corporation, A Professional Corporation, Isaac worked for a Sacramento firm practicing real property and environmental law. Isaac earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, where he was awarded the Glen R. Hillis merit scholarship. During law school, Isaac participated in the Sherman Minton Moot Court competition and served as the founding treasurer and second president of the school's Sports and Entertainment Law Society.