John M. Skonberg - Littler Mendelson P.C.

John M. Skonberg

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 415-677-3103

John M. Skonberg specializes in the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including:

  • Collective bargaining and representation before the NLRB
  • Wrongful termination
  • Mergers and acquisitions matters
  • Employment discrimination
  • Jury and non-jury trials
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Arbitrations

He appears in federal and California state courts, and also represents clients in administrative hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and the National Labor Relations Board. He has specific expertise handling claims that arise under:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The California Labor Code
  • The California Family Rights Act

John also provides compliance counseling and has presented numerous seminars on various aspects of labor and employment law to trade associations and other employer groups.  His clients include:

  • Hotels
  • Retail companies
  • Biotech companies
  • Trucking companies
  • Healthcare product manufacturers
  • Mining companies
  • Electronics manufacturers
  • Distribution companies
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Transportation companies

John is currently Chair of Littler's Traditional Labor Law Practice Group and a core member of the International Employment Law Practice Group. He also serves on Littler's Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors and on the Hiring Committee. Prior to joining Littler, he worked as a trial attorney for the NLRB and as an assistant to an NLRB board member.

Brown UniversityBA University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.
American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • California Supreme Court
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Office Location

333 Bush Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the San Francisco Metro Area
John M. Skonberg has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management