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Conchita Lozano-Batista

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Email: clozano@unioncounsel.net
Telephone: (510) 337-1001

Education:
University of San Francisco
University of California, Berkeley

Conchita Lozano-Batista specializes in labor and ERISA law.  Conchita regularly counsels unions and employee benefit plans in matters dealing with labor law, employment law, and employee benefits law. Conchita has also developed a focus on immigration issues in the workplace and has spoken on this topic at law conferences and at law schools.  Conchita regularly advises unions on immigration issues as they arise in the labor context – including E-Verify, no-match letters, I-9 verification and audits, and unlawful reverification.  Conchita also litigates personal injury and employment law cases on behalf of union members and their survivors.  Conchita’s clients include unions, employee benefit plans and members in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, food and service industries.

Prior to joining Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld, Conchita worked on migrant worker rights and issues of corporate responsibility on behalf of Human Rights Advocates.  As part of this work, Conchita drafted amicus briefs to appellate courts and authored reports on a variety of issues that she presented at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (now the Human Rights Council) and the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. Conchita also worked with many member state representatives to draft language to ensure the protection of migrant workers and to protect and promote labor and employment rights.

Conchita was born in Puerto Rico, and is the daughter of a Mexican father and a Cuban Mother.  She and her Irish husband are raising two children and enjoy travel, as much as possible.  Conchita is fluent in Spanish.

Conchita is the author of Advocates Should Use Available International Standards to Address Violations of Undocumented Migrant Workers’ Rights in the United States (2005) 3 Hastings Race and Poverty L.J. 35 and serves on the City and County of San Francisco’s Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Committee.

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Employee Benefit Plans and Union-Related Trust Funds
Employment Discrimination
Personal Injury
Public Sector

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