Orlando Arellano

An employment law and class action litigator for more than ten years, Orlando Arellano is an associate in the Irvine office of Berger Kahn primarily advocating for employees and consumers in actions involving wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination claims.

In his practice, Orlando most notably received commendation from the City of Lancaster for litigating the Summer York v. Starbucks Corporation case with a $3M Settlement. In addition, he wrote the victorious opposition to the motion to compel arbitration in Brown v. Ralphs Grocery Co., and has written numerous successful motions for class certifications including those in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, Myart v. Autozone, Yousefian v. 21st Century Insurance, Delgado v. New Albertson’s Inc., and Mares v. BFS Retail & Commercial Operation.

With a track record for having a presence at the courtroom and at the negotiating table, Orlando has successfully settled dozens of cases recovering tens of millions of dollars. Recently, he has defended large, back-to-back, summary judgments motions in a harassment action that was later settled, and he has taken and defended numerous depositions across the state, including expert witness and person most knowledgeable depositions.

His thorough and meticulous attention to detail has enabled Orlando to litigate class actions from inception until conclusion, be responsible for all aspects of litigation including pleadings, heavy motion practice, hearings, depositions, negotiations, and mediations.

Before joining Berger Kahn, Orlando was Senior Counsel at Capstone Law APC, where his practice focused on employment, class actions, and litigation. A resident of Orange County, Orlando is a car-racing enthusiast, and enjoys following his favorite soccer team, Manchester United.

Education
Southwestern University School of Law (JD, 2004)
• Dean’s List
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, (BS Finance, Real Estate and Law, 2001)
• President’s List

Admitted to Practice
• California
• U.S. District Court, Central, Northern, and Eastern Districts of California
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Memberships
State Bar of California
Orange County Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association

Distinctions
Received commendation from City of Lancaster for litigation in York v. Starbucks class action.

Languages
Spanish

Recent Media Coverage
HG Legal Resources Features Attorney Orlando Arellano and Principal David Ezra in New Column “New Law Offers Piece Rate Employers a Possible ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card”
H.G. Legal Resources – December 17, 2015

Avvo Legal Guides Features Attorney Orlando Arellano and Principal David Ezra in New Column “New Law Offers Piece Rate Employers a Possible ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card”
Avvo Legal Guides – December 17, 2015

Community Involvement
Orlando has generously provided pro bono legal services to recover unpaid wages for lower wage employees.

O.C. Bar Foundation Associate Board Summer Rooftop Event Attended and Supported by Berger Kahn
In support of the programs and initiatives of the O.C. Bar Foundation, OCBF Associate Board member and Berger Kahn partner Erin Mindoro, along with Shareholder Dave Ezra, attorney Orlando Arellano and legal secretary Pam Daubert joined the Bar Foundation for their summer rooftop event.

O.C. Bar Foundation Event Sponsored by Berger Kahn
In support of the programs and initiatives of the O.C. Bar Foundation, Associate Board member attorney Erin Mindoro, along with Principal Dave Ezra and attorney Orlando Arellano joined the Bar Foundation for their summer rooftop event.