Member Firm Profile

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer

Firm Profile

Address:

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer
9401 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 828
Beverly Hills, California 90212

Phone: (310) 288-3980 x8203
Fax: (424) 281-2577

Firm Size:

9 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Millicent N. Sanchez
msanchez@swerdlowlaw.com

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

California
District of Columbia
Hawaii
Missouri
New York

Firm Description

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer, A Law Corporation, represents management in a wide range of labor and employment law matters. With the formation of the firm in 1984, Sy Swerdlow and Ken Florence combined knowledge and experience acquired as partners in major Los Angeles law firms with a commitment to client attention and efficiency, made possible by the firm’s more personal environment and small size.

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer takes great pride in its ability to deliver the highest quality labor and employment law services, blending these services with an approach that is geared to the special needs of each client. These characteristics give the firm a special place in the larger legal community, which also recognizes the experience and talents of the firm’s attorneys. Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer is one of a few firms in California to be selected in Best Law Firms® published by U.S. News & World Report (Copyright 2012 Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) for three categories: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Labor & Employment – Litigation. Martindale-Hubbell also has awarded Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer the highest possible rating of A/V and has included the firm in its Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers.

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer represents employers in virtually all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, and all other agencies governing labor relations, job safety, wage and hour administration, and employment discrimination. The firm has extensive experience in collective bargaining and arbitration, which includes actively educating employers regarding the appropriate steps needed to maintain a union-free environment, defend against union organizing campaigns, and maintain a proper relationship with a union.

Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer has an extensive and active federal and state court litigation practice, successfully defending employers in labor and employment litigation, including wage and hour, wrongful discharge, and discrimination actions. In addition, the firm offers comprehensive counseling and planning services, emphasizing a “preventive” approach to avoid problems and minimize legal fees. While the firm’s billing rates are fully competitive with top firms in Los Angeles, a strong effort is made to control legal expenses. Regular billing discussions are held with clients before and during the performance of work. Duplication of effort is consciously avoided.
 

To learn more, visit http://www.swerdlowlaw.com.

Firm Representatives

Millicent Sanchez is President of Worklaw® Network. As a litigator, Millicent defends employers against discrimination, discharge, and wage/hour actions in state and federal courts, and agencies. She provides day-to-day counseling, conducts training, and speaks frequently on workplace issues, including discipline/discharge, absences, accommodations, wage/hour, layoffs, investigations, handbooks, agreements, independent contractors, trade secrets, violence, union and litigation avoidance. Licensed in California and Hawaii, Ms. Sanchez is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, California Super Lawyers, and has the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating. She is a graduate of UCLA Law (UCLA Law Review), worked with Los Angeles Olympics Organizing Committee, and on multiple legal and non-profit boards.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Wage and hour audits
  • Personnel policies
  • Leave laws
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Handbook Review
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Supervisor training
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights
  • Workers Compensation
  • Immigration

David graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a B.A. in Natural Sciences, and then from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1991, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review. David has been honored for twelve consecutive years by The Best Lawyers in America for the categories of Labor Law-Management, and Labor and Employment – Litigation. In addition, David has been included for eleven years in a row in the Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, and was featured as being one of “L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers” in the Los Angeles Business Journal. David also has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, A/V. David has extensive experience advising management how to establish effective human-resource policies, maintain a union-free workplace, and comply with federal, state, and local laws. On the traditional labor-law front, he represents companies throughout the country in labor-relations matters and is the past Chair of the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Council for Union-Free Environment. On the employment-law front, David represents companies in state and federal-court litigation, arbitration, and mediation, where he defends employers in single-plaintiff through class-action wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage-and-hour matters, and in criminal investigations and prosecutions. 

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Employment-related criminal defense
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Union avoidance and elections
  • Collective bargaining
  • Supervisor training
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • NLRB/Labor Relations Board Proceedings
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • OSHA inspection and compliance (US)