Patrick Colin Stokes is an associate in the San Jose, CA office of Littler Mendelson. He is a labor, employment and healthcare attorney with in-depth knowledge of California and United States laws and regulations affecting employers and healthcare providers. He has 10 years' experience in employment law, with emphasis on counseling employers in critical decision making and defense of employee claims, as well as eight years' experience in general healthcare law, ranging from development of policies and procedures to defense of medical malpractice claims.

He was formerly an associate attorney in a law firm serving the healthcare industry. Patrick provided commercial, employment, regulatory, compliance and licensing services to healthcare providers of all types and sizes, including private facilities, federally-funded health centers and county health centers. His background has provided him with a strong understanding of laws and regulations affecting employers, including FEHA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN, NLRA, OSHA, and ERISA.

Patrick also serves as a California liaison for Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI). He focuses on California state and local legislative and regulatory developments in employment and labor law, as well as municipal ordinances and regulation in the workplace. He advises clients on understanding legislation before it becomes law and helps them prepare their policies and practices for compliance.