John M. Skonberg

John M. Skonberg


Littler

Recognized since 2012

San Francisco, California

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Labor Law - Management
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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.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 333 Bush Street
    34th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Education

  • Brown University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California
  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member

Littler
San Francisco, California

234 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

155 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Labor Law - Management

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Labor Law - Management, San Francisco (2018)
  • Labor Law - Management, San Francisco (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Special Focus

  • Management

Awards:

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Named, Management Labour and Employment - Who's Who Legal, 2011
  • Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers - Who's Who Legal, 2012-2014
  • Named, Who's Who in American Law, 2014

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