Entries by Peder

Two Altshuler Berzon LLP Lawyers Named Among Top 75 California Labor and Employment Lawyers of 2019

On July 10, 2019, the California Daily Journal announced its 75 top California labor and employment lawyers for 2019.  Two Altshuler Berzon LLP partners, Michael Rubin and Jim Finberg were included in that select group.  Michael’s work enforcing low-wage workers’ rights under the California Labor Code, and protecting their ability to do so through California’s Private […]

Bloomberg Technology Features Interview With Altshuler Berzon LLP Partner Jim Finberg Regarding Oracle Wage Parity Suit

On June 21, 2019, Bloomberg Technology featured an interview with Altshuler Berzon LLP Partner Jim Finberg regarding Jewett v. Oracle Corp., a class action under the California Equal Pay Act in which Altshuler Berzon LLP, along with co-counsel Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff, and Lowe, are representing Oracle employees alleging that women employed in technology and technology […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Welcomes 2019 Summer Associates

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to welcome its 2019 Summer Associates: Hannah Begley (Stanford Law School), Annie Hollister (Harvard Law School), William Hughes (New York University School of Law), Luke Taylor (Harvard Law School), and Zoe Tucker (Yale Law School). Additionally, Altshuler Berzon LLP congratulates them on accepting the following post-graduation judicial clerkships: Hannah Begley […]

Michael Rubin Honored by Center for Workers’ Rights

The Center for Workers’ Rights honored Altshuler Berzon LLP Partner Michael Rubin with its “Legal Advocate Award” on June 12, 2019.  At a ceremony at the Citizens Hotel in Sacramento, the CWR recognized Michael for his successful advocacy on behalf of low-wage workers throughout California, especially in such notable and well-known California Supreme Court cases […]

Court Issues Additional Preliminary Relief Protecting Voting Rights of Spanish-Speaking Puerto Ricans in Florida

On May 10, 2019, the federal court for the Northern District of Florida issued a preliminary injunction under Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act requiring Florida’s Secretary of State to direct the Supervisors of Elections in 32 Florida counties to provide Spanish-language election assistance—including Spanish-language or bilingual official ballots, a Spanish-language hotline, and Spanish […]

Federal District Court Rejects Business Association’s Challenge to California Supreme Court’s Definition of Employee

On March 29, 2019, Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. of the Eastern District of California rejected a transportation industry association’s challenge to the California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018), which clarified how courts should determine whether a worker is an “independent contractor” or an “employee” under California law […]

Ninth Circuit Affirms Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Requiring Trump Administration to Keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Place for Current Recipients

On November 8, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming a preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California requiring the Trump administration to accept renewal applications from individuals previously granted  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.  The Trump administration had sought to end the DACA program […]

Court Grants Emergency Motion Requiring Compliance with Preliminary Injunction by Ensuring Spanish-Language Facsimile Ballots Are Made Available at All Polling Sites in 32 Florida Counties on Election Day

On November 5, 2018, the federal court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order granting an emergency motion filed on Sunday, November 4, 2018, requiring the Florida Secretary of State to ensure compliance with the Court’s September 10 Preliminary Injunction Order by ensuring that Spanish-language facsimile ballots are made available to voters protected […]

United States Supreme Court Denies Review of $409 Million Abatement Order Against Lead Paint Manufacturers

Altshuler Berzon LLP Take the Lead in Opposing Certiorari On October 15, 2018, after 18 years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari petitions filed by three former manufacturers of lead-based paint.  The manufacturers had been found liable, under California’s public nuisance law, for manufacturing, promoting and selling lead paint for interior residential use […]