Results-Oriented Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney
David Freedman provides experienced, results-oriented legal representation to employers and businesses throughout Southern California. He believes the best legal advice is a combination of expertise, creativity, strategy, and hands-on service. He offers efficiency and competitive pricing along with a track record of excellent results that regularly exceeds his clients' expectations.
David Freedman offers expertise in preventing and resolving employment disputes. As an experienced employment lawyer, David understands the challenges faced by employers and works with them to assure compliance with the ever-changing employment laws, assess risks, and develop cost-effective strategies to resolve workplace disputes.
He also provides representation in complex business litigation matters throughout the state and federal trial and appellate courts in California, as well as in mediation, arbitration, and administrative agency hearings. He represents clients in all types of commercial litigation, including disputes involving contracts, partnerships, intellectual property, trade secrets, and unfair competition.
1801 Century Park East, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Every employer in California faces an increasingly difficult legal environment in which claims related to discrimination, medical and disability leaves, and wrongful termination are commonplace.
Without an experienced lawyer, employers can easily run afoul of the complex web of state and federal statutes and regulations, and disputes that initially seem small often evolve into significant legal and financial risks.
David Freedman helps employers manage these challenges by providing counseling concerning compliance with the laws that govern the employment relationship, work performance and discipline problems, requests for accommodations and leaves of absence, and discharge decisions. He assists employers with:
-Handbooks and personnel policies
-Wage and hour compliance
-Accommodation of employees with disabilities
-Management of family medical leaves
-Trade secret agreements
-Discipline and discharge decisions
-Investigation of employee complaints
When government agencies get involved, he helps employers collect evidence, respond to requests for information, and reach conciliations. He has assisted employer facing investigations by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US Department of Labor, California Fair Employment & Housing Commission, California Labor Commissioner, and the California Employment Development Department.
Mr. Freedman received his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1978 and his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974. From 1978 to 1986 he served as a deputy district attorney in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and as an assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.
An experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Freedman has handled more than forty jury trials and more than a hundred non-jury trials and arbitrations. His civil trials and arbitrations have included cases alleging fraud, breach of contract, employment discrimination and harassment, and whistleblower liability.
Mr. Freedman represents employers in discrimination, wrongful discharge, unfair competition, and related employment matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. He also provides advice and counseling concerning employment agreements, employee discipline, internal investigations, employment policies and practices, and legal compliance.
Mr. Freedman also represents clients in business litigation matters, including disputes concerning commercial contracts, partnerships, unfair competition, and trade secrets.