Jeffrey A.Berman

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Jeffrey offers wise counsel and ardent defense of his clients in almost every aspect of labor and employment law.


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Jeffrey represents management in a variety of industries, including major medical centers, universities, religious organizations, manufacturers, and restaurants. Jeffrey has represented employers in nearly all of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) regional offices in the Western United States. His successful representation of employers before the NLRB and the Ninth and DC Circuit Courts of Appeals changed bargaining unit determinations involving hospitals and religious schools. In 2006, Jeffrey was involved in an NLRB trial that caused the federal agency to change its security procedures when a gunman, having nothing to do with the trial, entered the hearing room and held Jeffrey and the other trial participants at gunpoint for more than six hours.

Over his career, Jeffrey has frequently been involved in advising and defending employers with respect to wage and hour issues. He also spends a significant portion of his time defending employer-clients in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment cases.

Jeffrey has represented clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts in a number of cases involving the constitutional and statutory rights of autonomy guaranteed to religious institutions.

For more than two decades, Jeffrey served as the Amicus Chair of the Employers Group Legal Committee. In this capacity, Jeffrey played a significant role in the shaping of California employment law.

Jeffrey was recognized as a leading Labor and Employment lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2007-2019). He has consistently been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995, most recently for Employment Law - Management, Health Care Law, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2017-2020)  (Woodward/White Inc.), and has been mentioned in Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.) (2007, 2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015). Jeffrey is a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

    UCLA Law Review, associate editor

  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

    With honors

  • California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California