Andrew Lichtenstein

Counsel

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Andrew Lichtenstein defends employers in various labor and employment matters, including wage and hour class actions, alleged discrimination claims, retaliation and wrongful termination actions, labor disputes, and trade secret disputes. He has also drafted several employment-related agreements, including class action settlement agreements. In addition, Andrew counsels employers on various labor and employment issues, including reductions in force, vacation policies, employee benefits, arbitration agreements, occupational health and safety, workers compensation, labor relations, and employee grievances.

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D.: summa cum laude
  • University of Southern California, Master of Fine Arts, Cinema/TV
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. Literature

Professional Activities

Member

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association 

Author

  • “United We Stand, Disparate We Fall: Putting Individual Victims of Reverse Redlining in Touch with their Class,” Loyola Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 43 (2010)
  • Obtained summary judgment for national tax preparing service in a complex, nationwide wage and hour class action brought by former employees challenging the company's continuing education policy under the Fair Labor Standard Act and California and New York law
  • Defeated several harassment, discrimination and retaliation lawsuits, including a sexual harassment complaint against an international travel company on a motion to dismiss and a whistleblower complaint filed against a large pharmaceutical company
  • Defeated class certification of meal/rest break claims and overtime claims in a wage and hour class action brought against a national airline carrier under California law
  • Successfully challenged an election petition before the National Labor Relations Board which seeking to incorporate the employees seeking election into a preexisting bargaining unit
  • Key member of O’Melveny team representing Coldwell Banker in Bararsani v. Coldwell Banker, a putative class action alleging that Coldwell Banker’s real estate salespersons had been misclassified as independent contractors
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