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Jay L. Rosenlieb


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Jay L. Rosenlieb graduated from Claremont McKenna College, cum laude, in 1980, and earned a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, in 1983. Jay chairs the Klein DeNatale Goldner employment law group, representing management in employment litigation and counseling, with a practice focus on designing strategic solutions for compliance in the areas of wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, and workforce downsizing, as well as representation of management under the National Labor Relations Act.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Kern County Bar Association, 1983 - Present

- Board of Directors, 1988 - 1991

Society for Human Resource Management, 1990 - Present

Kern County Society for Human Resource Management

-Board of Directors, 2000-2008, 2019

-Legislative Chair, 2003

-President, 2005

  • California 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California 1983
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit 1986

Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP., 1985 - Present

Rutter, O'Sullivan, Greene & Hobbs, 1983 - 1985


  • Juris Doctor University of California, Hastings College of the Law - Graduate School
    San Francisco , CA 1983
  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude Claremont McKenna College - College
    Claremont , CA 1980
  • Transitioning an Employee Through Separation 1994
  • The Hiring Process From the Process of the Private Legal Employe Employment Resource Guide Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of California 1995
  • Recent Legislative, Regulatory, and Case Law Developments in Emp 1995
  • Workforce Restructuring and Downsizing: Design and Defense from Lorman Education Services, June 1997
  • Age Discrimination in Employment: A Brief Overview and Selected alifornia Senior Lawyer Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1997
  • Personnel File Etiquette July 1998
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution of Employment Disputes Lorman Education Services, July 1998
  • Hiring and Pre-Employment Documentation Lorman Education Services, July 1999
  • Employment Investigations CALI Journal, Spring 1999
  • Conducting Workplace Complaint Investigations Pacific Training Institute, April 1999
  • Overtime Guidance For Business Owners and Managers January 2000
  • Leaves of Absence in California Lorman Education Services, May 2001
  • Employee Discharge and Documentation Lorman Education Services, July 2001
  • Internal Investigation of Employment Issues in California Lorman Education Services, December 2002
  • Employment Investigations by Outside Agencies Lorman Education Services, December 2002
Community Involvement

Associated Builders and Contractors, Central California Chapter

-Board of Directors, 1998–2004

Bakersfield ARC

-Board of Directors, 1999–Present

-President, 2005

Bakersfield ARC Foundation

-Board of Directors, 2005–2016

-Secretary, 2005–2010

-President, 2011–2012

Bakersfield College Foundation

-Board of Directors, 2018–Present

Boy Scouts of America, Southern Sierra Council

-Board of Directors, 1996–Present

-E.V.P., Legal Affairs, 2001–2005

-President, 2014–2017

Boy Scouts of America, Western Region

-Area 4 President, 2018–2020

-Assistant Vice President Membership, 2020–Present

California State University, Bakersfield

-President's Advisory Council, 2006–2013

Claremont School of Theology

-Board of Trustees, 2008–2010

Employer's Training Resource

-Workforce Investment Board, 2006–2007

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance

-Board of Directors, 1991–1995

-President, 1993–1995

Kern County Economic Development Corporation

-Board of Directors, 2005–2008

Kern County Planning Commission

-Member, 1999-2001

-Chairman, 2000

Rotary Club of Bakersfield

-Member, 2001–Present

Smile for a Lifetime

-Board of Directors, 2010–2018

-President, 2010–2018

United Methodist Church, California Nevada Annual Conference

-Chancellor, 2001-Present

United Methodist Church Conference Chancellors Association

-Member, 2007-Present

-Executive Committee, 2019–Present

-President, 2020–Present

Waterman Foundation

-Board of Directors, 2011–2018

-President, 2011–2018


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