Jeff VanderWal is a founder of Wolds VanderWal PC and a shareholder in the firm. His practice focuses on providing advice on ERISA benefit plans administration and operations, fiduciary compliance matters, labor and employment law, including wage and hour issues, and trade secret and confidentiality matters. In addition, Jeff represents clients in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims and investigations in federal and state courts and before the DFEH and EEOC. He also works with clients on prevailing wage compliance, including annualization of contributions, and apprenticeship and training issues.

Jeff assists clients with responding to and complying with Department of Labor audits and recommendations relating to employee benefit plans. He also advises benefit plans and employers on compliance with COBRA, HIPAA, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Areas of Practice
  • ERISA Benefit Plans Administration and Operations
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Trade Secret and Confidentiality Matters
  • Prevailing Wage Compliance (Annualization of Contributions, and Apprenticeship and Training Issues)
  • University of San Diego Law School, J.D., 2003
    American Jurisprudence Award for Labor Law
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S. in Biological Sciences, 1996
Bar and Court Admissions
  • State Bar of California, 2003
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California
Professional Organizations
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
  • Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
  • Merrill, Schultz & Wolds, Ltd.
  • Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
  • Wolds Law Group, PC