Dickstein Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Employment Practice on the West Coast with the arrival of employment litigator Arthur Silbergeld in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Silbergeld, who is annually identified as one of the top employment litigators in California, will lead the firm’s Employment Practice in California. Mr. Silbergeld has defended numerous employers in federal and state bench and jury trials in class action and individual claims.

“The breadth and depth of Art’s experience—not to mention his success—are a rare find in the Employment bar. California is virtually its own country in terms of employment law, and Art knows it all and has done it all,” said Deborah P. Kelly, Dickstein Shapiro’s deputy general counsel and Employment Practice leader. “From wage and hour to class action litigation to numerous bench and jury trials, we could not offer our clients a more seasoned litigator and strategic advisor. We are delighted that Art has joined Dickstein Shapiro.”

“It is a tremendous opportunity for me to expand Dickstein Shapiro’s Employment Practice on the West Coast,” said Mr. Silbergeld. “The firm has a dynamic Employment Practice with a sterling reputation and combined with its other multidisciplinary service offerings, the firm is an excellent platform for my practice and my clients.”

Mr. Silbergeld advises major and midsize companies on all aspects of wage and hour, equal opportunity employment, wrongful termination, harassment, disability, labor relations, and occupational safety and health matters, as well as drug testing, mergers and acquisitions, workforce reductions and leaves of absence, Sarbanes-Oxley, and trade secrets issues. He frequently conducts trainings for supervisors on personnel compliance, harassment, anti-discrimination and union avoidance issues, and he has taught courses on federal and California wage and hour and leave of absence laws. Mr. Silbergeld is the class action editor of Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. He also is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is currently on the executive board of the California Committee South of Human Rights Watch. Mr. Silbergeld received his J.D. from Temple University School of Law, his Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1968.

Dickstein Shapiro’s Employment Practice provides practical answers to business questions and defends employers—including national law firms, Wall Street firms, and multistate and international companies—in all aspects of employment law. Dickstein Shapiro attorneys represent clients on employment matters, including sensitive internal investigations, wage-hour compliance and litigation, hiring procedures, employment contracts, immigration, restrictive covenants, policy manuals, personnel decisions, compliance with Executive Order 11246 and its affirmative action requirements, and compliance with all relevant federal statutes. The firm also devotes itself to helping companies keep up with changing federal and state rules and regulations and conducts trainings, seminars, and audits of current personnel policies in efforts to prevent litigation and minimize liability, should litigation ensue.



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