Roxane Marenberg is the Senior Director of Employment Law in the Law Department at Cisco Systems, Inc. As the head of global employment law for Cisco, she manages the HR related legal issues facing a multinational technology company with approximately 70,000 employees in over 100 countries around the world. She was recently named “Best Labor & Employment Lawyer” for 2010 by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times.
Prior to joining Cisco, Roxane was a partner in the labor and employment practices in two global law firms. Most recently, Roxane was a partner at DLA Piper, where she represented companies on a nationwide basis in state and federal courts and before state and federal regulatory agencies defending complex wage and hour class cases, discrimination lawsuits, unfair competition cases, and ERISA violations. She was also responsible for counseling corporate professionals regarding all aspects of employment law ensuring compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Roxane was recently quoted in Inside Counsel (February 2010) and Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine (Spring 2010) on alternative fee arrangements. She lectures frequently in the area of Title VII, managing blended workforces that include full-time and contingent workers, managing employees within the law, preventing harassment complaints in the workplace, successful motions practice, and effective jury trial techniques. She conducts training sessions and seminars for managers and employees, and speaks to trade organizations and bar associations on various topics relating to the anti-discrimination laws governing employers. She is a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA)/Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches jury trial techniques and deposition skills and is an instructor for the ABA Litigation Section. She was co-chair of Georgetown University Law Center’s Continuing Legal Education Program “Litigating and Resolving Employment Disputes: Views from the Bench.”
Roxane has substantial trial experience in state and federal courts in the criminal and civil arena. She was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia where she tried to verdict over 50 cases in D.C. Superior and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before taking the oath as an AUSA, Roxane was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. In that capacity, she represented the United States in over a dozen federal courts across the country.
Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from the School of Government and Public Administration at American University in Washington, D.C., Roxane attended the University of Baltimore School of Law. Upon graduation from law school in 1979, she joined the U.S. Department of Justice under the United States Attorney General's Honor Program. In addition to her J.D., Roxane has an LLM in Law and Public Policy with an emphasis in Labor and Employment Law from the Washington College of Law at American University.