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 also has 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.
- 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
- 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
- Successfully moved to compel three related wage and hour class actions against a national fitness chain to individual arbitration
- Obtained favorable summary judgment ruling for specialty food store chain in class action challenging the store’s vacation policy under California law
- Obtained dismissal with prejudice of a class action against a major financial institution regarding its fee charging policies and practices
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- 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
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