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Gene Williams


Gene Williams is a Partner with Paduano & Weintraub LLP and Co-Head of the Los Angeles office. 
Gene is a successful trial attorney specializing in defending clients in labor and employment matters and wage and hour class actions for the past 15 years. In addition, he has worked with in-house counsel and people operations departments to head off problems and create systems that comply with federal, state and local employment rules and regulations. Gene has routinely represented directors, officers and senior management in complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal court.
Gene takes practical and efficient approaches to disputes and achieves client objectives in the most cost-effective manner possible by focusing on the outcome of the

dispute or the litigation from the outset of the engagement. He has prepared and tried cases and arbitrations to judges, juries and ALJs, handled hundreds of depositions, and argued countless critical dispositive motions. Gene has been lead counsel on class certification matters, participated in hundreds of successful class actions and labor and employment mediations and settlements.



  • UCLA School of Law, J.D.

    • Member of Moot Court Board

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.


  • California

  • United States District Court, Southern and Central District of California


  • California State Bar Association

    • Labor and Employment Section

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