James Finberg

James M. Finberg

James M. Finberg is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP. He is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Justice Charles Levin of the Michigan Supreme Court. From 1992 through 2006, he was a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. In 2005, he served as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco. From 2000 through 2001, he served as Co-Chair of the delegation of lawyer representatives from the Northern District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He served as the Co-Chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area from 1997 through 1998 and 2009 to 2010, and presently serves on its Board. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center of San Francisco and on the Board of Directors of the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”). He is an adjunct professor of law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he teaches Employment Discrimination Law. He is a fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is the author, or co-author, of numerous articles and book chapters on various topics of discrimination and wage/hour law and the use and trial of class and collective actions. Since 2005, he has been listed by San Francisco Magazine as one of the Top 100 "Super Lawyers" in Northern California. Since 2005, he has also been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" for labor and employment Law, most recently in the 20th edition for 2014. In 2009, he was named a "California Lawyer of the Year" by California Lawyer Magazine in the field of civil rights. In August 2013, he was named The Best Lawyers' 2014 Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year" in San Francisco.