Labor and Employment partner Art Silbergeld has once again been named as one of the Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California, a comprehensive list published in the July 20, 2016, editions of the Los Angeles Daily Journal and The San Francisco Recorder. The Journal and Recorder select 75 leading private and public sector attorneys representing plaintiffs and management from a potential pool of more than 2,000 attorneys. Fewer than 25 private sector management attorneys in Southern California out of well over 1,000 lawyers receive this honor.
Art represents employers in high-stakes employment litigation and labor relations matters. He has defended numerous employers in individual and class action lawsuits, including federal and state bench and jury trials. He regularly represents large and mid-sized corporations on these matters, and has first-chaired more than 100 employment litigations, arbitrations, and NLRB trials and labor negotiations.
Art actively mentors young associates, contributes to the education of fellow members of the bar and the public, and is active on the labor and employment committees of the ABA and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. He serves on the Los Angeles Executive Committee of Human Rights Watch, and helped advocate for recently-enacted state legislation expanding early parole options for prisoners who have served long sentences for crimes committed as juveniles.
The author of "Doing Business in California: An Employment Law Handbook" and "Complying With the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law,” Art writes and speaks extensively about employment law topics, including compliance under the FLSA and the California Labor Code.