Eileen M. Rice

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Eileen is a member of Klein, Hockel, Iezza & Patel, P.C.'s civil litigation practice representing corporations, small businesses, retail and compounding pharmacies in the areas of employment, general commercial matters and pharmacy law.  Eileen enjoys working closely with employers to develop policies and procedures that are legally compliant and support their business objectives.  Eileen has been working for the firm since 2003, and has advised and represented management in labor and employment matters before California State courts, Federal Courts, arbitrators, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.  Eileen has extensive experience representing pharmacies and pharmacists in defense of matters before the California Board of Pharmacy and Office of Administrative Hearings. 

In addition, Eileen advises yoga and wellness studios and independent fitness instructors on strategic legal issues, such as negotiating contracts, evaluating employment and human resources concerns, forming business entities, and online video production.

Although the majority of her practice is presently at the trial court level, Eileen is a seasoned appellate attorney, having advocated for clients in the First, Second and Sixth District Courts of Appeal and before the California Supreme Court.

Eileen is a member of the California State Bar, and the California Lawyers Association Environmental Law Section. 

Eileen serves on the Board of Directors of the California Planning and Conservation League, and as a Rescue and Response Volunteer for the Marine Mammal Center. 

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Education

  • Wake Forest University, B.A., English, 1992, cum laude, minoring in French and international studies

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1999, cum laude, Law Review

  • Universitè de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, 1990

admissions

  • California State Bar

  • Admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California

publications

  • California's Fair Pay Act:  an Opportunity for Employers, Legal Insights, November 2015

  • Doe v. Unocal Corporation:  Corporate Liability for International Human Rights Violations, 33 U.S.F. Law Review 153, 1998

  • Is the Accountant-Client Privilege on the Horizon?, DRI Professional Liability Newsletter, Fall 1998

hobbies and interests

  • Eileen is a two-time Boston Marathon qualifier and finisherIronman finisher, and certified yoga Instructor

  • Outside work, Eileen may be found running trails in the Marin headlands and East Bay hills, seeing live music, and enjoying quality time with family and friends on the island paradise of Alameda.