Gerald A. Griffin


1880 Century Park East, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067-1621

Phone: (310) 552-3400
Fax: (310) 552-0805
Professional Experience

Mr. Griffin is a partner in the Los Angeles office where he practices complex business litigation and employment law. Mr. Griffin also manages the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group.

Mr. Griffin represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His main areas of practice are employment litigation and counseling. He has successfully defended employers and managers in discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination actions before state, federal and administrative forums, including jury and non-jury trials in both federal and California state courts. He advises clients in various aspects of human resources management, including employee discipline, employee handbooks, sexual harassment, prevention and disability matters. In the area of traditional labor, Mr. Griffin has extensive experience representing employers in union election matters, grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and in union picketing and strikes.

Mr. Griffin also has extensive experience in complex business litigation. His litigation experience includes cases at the trial and appellate level before both state and federal courts. He focuses on a wide variety of issues, including business torts, contract disputes, trade secrets, interference claims, substantial collection cases, unfair competition, and intellectual property.

Practice Areas

Employment and Labor Litigation
Complex Business Litigation


Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D.), Malibu, CA, 1977
University of California at Irvine (B.A., History, cum laude), Irvine, CA, 1972

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California
Los Angeles Bar Association (member, Labor and Employment Section)
American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

California, 1977
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating)

Published Opinions

Johnson Controls, Inc. v. California Fair Employment & Housing Comm., 218 CA 3d 517 (Ca. Ct. Appl. 1990)
Carlson v. Wald, 151 CA 3d 598 (Ca. Ct. Appl. 1984)

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