Employers come to him for help with a variety of issues, including discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, workplace investigations, employment policies, and class actions. Michael is also regularly called upon to represent and defend high-level executives in employment contract negotiations and disputes.
Michael is an experienced trial lawyer. From Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, he has successfully defended many types of employers in court trials and binding arbitrations, as well as before administrative agencies and tribunals, including the California Labor Commissioner, the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Michael’s broad experience encompasses clients in a variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, transportation, hospitality, customer services, manufacturing, education, and construction. This diversified background, coupled with business acumen, enables Michael to work collaboratively with employers. Clients appreciate his proficiency and his ability to craft pragmatic solutions to human resources issues of the modern workplace.
Michael has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg Law, Daily Journal, Casino Journal, and he has appeared on broadcast outlets such as ABC 7 News.