Has obtained settlements or awards for employees in employment cases which total more than Sixty Million Dollars ($60,000,000)
Has lectured and conducted training seminars on employment issues, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination for such diverse companies as Arc Machines, Pacific Media Affiliates, Pacifica Corporation, Sterling Educational Services, and the Association of Woodworking and Furniture Suppliers
Co-counsel in numerous class action law suits for wage, hour, and labor code violations
Has successfully defended employers against employment-related claims, including sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and hour violations
Qualified and selected to serve as an Arbitrator for employment disputes for the American Arbitration Association
Previously selected to serve as an Arbitrator for employment disputes for the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”), now known as FINRA.
Co-counsel for Plaintiffs in the published Court of Appeal decision entitled Harris v. Investor’s Business Daily (2006) 138 C.A.4th 28, which involved a class action for overtime and chargebacks, as well as Steinhebel v. Los Angeles Times (2005) 126 C.A.4th 696, another class action labor law case. Also co-counsel in the reported case of Hefflefinger v. Electronic Data Systems, 2008 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 5296, which also involves claims of unpaid overtime and labor law violations.
Former Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles and Santa Monica Courts
Arbitrator and Mediator
Qualified as an arbitrator in employment and commercial matters for the American Arbitration Association
Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association since 1991
Selected to serve as an Arbitrator in more than 200 cases
Former Arbitrator for the National Association of Security Dealers (“NASD”) now known as FINRA
Graduate of the mediation program at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and has been involved in hundreds of mediations both as a mediator and as an attorney
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