Mr. Lazarski has years of experience defending some of the world’s largest employers.  He knows the employers’ “playbook” and the pitfalls for the unwary.

ABOUT BRYAN LAZARSKI

Mr. Lazarski began his study of labor and employment law as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor of science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2002. He then attended the University of Minnesota Law School, graduating cum laude, where he concentrated on labor and employment law, arguing in the Wagner Labor Law Moot Court national finals, clerking for the National Labor Relations Board, and co-founding the Minnesota Workers Rights Clinic.

He began his practice in the Los Angeles office of the nationally renowned employment firm Jackson Lewis. Subsequently, he practiced employment law in the international firm Greenberg Traurig, where his department was named an Employment Group of the Year by the national publication Law360 in both 2011 and 2013. He has successfully litigated dozens of cases involving meal and rest breaks, overtime, minimum wage, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation to favorable results for his clients. His experience encompasses matters in a wide array of industries, including sports & entertainment, hospitals, restaurants, retail, apparel, and financial services. He has also litigated new-frontier issues in several published cases including Roth v. CHA Hollywood Med. Ctr., L.P., 720 F.3d 1121 (9th Cir. 2013), a nationally cited landmark decision regarding federal removal jurisdiction for class actions, and Hawkins v. TACA Int’l Airlines, S.A., 223 Cal. App. 4th 466, 167 Cal. Rptr. 3d 268 (2014), which has helped shape the pleading requirements under the California Labor Code.

Mr. Lazarski has extensive experience litigating in federal and state courts, as well as in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Labor Commissioner, and the National Labor Relations Board. He has also published articles on a number of hot topics in employment law including class action procedure, arbitration agreements, the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, and sexual orientation rights in the workplace.

In his free time, Mr. Lazarski enjoys spending time with his wife and baby daughter, cooking spicy foods, playing tennis, basketball, and poker, and taking fantasy football way too seriously.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

State of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California