Hermosa Beach resident Scott J. Witlin, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Los Angeles, Calif., office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department and Entertainment and Music Practice Group, has been named a “Top Labor and Employment Lawyer” by the Daily Journal (Los Angeles). Witlin was featured in a special July 18 edition of the Daily Journal and was honored at a reception on July 17 at the City Club in Los Angeles.
The annual listing of the Top Labor & Employment lawyers aims to honor attorney achievements in the fields of employment law and labor law who have made an impact within their field. Nominees must be based in California and are ranked on case significance, impact, and prominence in their practice.
Witlin handles traditional labor and employment matters, including arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations, compliance with various guild and union agreements, and union organizing campaigns. He represents clients in the entertainment and broadcasting, video game manufacturing, retail, consumer and industrial products, and transportation industries. He has litigated employment cases, including wage and hour class actions, before state and federal courts, state administrative agencies, arbitration tribunals and the National Labor Relations Board.
Most recently, Witlin led a team of Barnes & Thornburg lawyers in representing a client in a victory requiring the Los Angeles Unified School District to evaluate teachers and administrators based upon the progress of pupils. He also was lead negotiator for a number of the leading videogame companies in their negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA in connection with the nationwide agreement covering performers in videogames.
Witlin has been recognized by a number of rating services for his labor and employment practice, including Super Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America®. He is also frequently quoted in the media on issues involving labor and employment law.
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