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Michael Leb Esq.

Pasadena, CA 91101
United States

I can provide a neutral location for mediation
Area served: California

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Business - Civil Harassment - Commercial - Contract - Employment/Workplace

Member of: SCMA - LASC Panel (Former)

Michael H. Leb, Esq. has over years broad-based legal experience - with a unique blend of transactional and litigation expertise - all of which he brings to bear in his work as a mediator and arbitrator. He has practiced at Latham & Watkins, held senior executive positions with two Fortune 50 companies in law, human resources, labor relations and operations, represented plaintiffs at a top-tier trial boutique and as a solo practitioner. His litigation experience includes broad and deep expertise at both the trial and appellate levels in labor and employment law, including class actions, as well as federal and state court commercial litigation.

In his role as Senior Vice President of People for Wal-Mart, he oversaw the company’s human resource compliance function and its internal complaint resolution procedure to which over 1 million associates had access. Prior to that, as Safeway’s Vice President of Labor Relations, he oversaw the company’s internal grievance procedure applicable to over 100,000 employees across the United States. As Safeway’s Vice President of Manufacturing, Michael lead the 44-plant, 2000 employee food-processing operation with annual sales of $3 billion.

Michael is on the American Arbitration Association’s Employment Law Arbitration and Mediation Panels. In addition to his private dispute resolution practice, Michael also serves on the Los Angeles County Equity Oversight Panel, the Federal District Court Settlement Officer Panel, the mediation panels for the Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Court, and as a Hearing Officer for the City of Santa Monica. He has also mediated cases for the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Michael was selected by the City of Los Angeles as an arbitrator to rule on challenges in Neighborhood Council elections.

Michael is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, a frequent speaker on ADR, and has published a number of articles on mediation and substantive law issues. He is a member of the Southern California Mediators Association, the California Association of Workplace Investigators and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

He is conversant in Spanish and Italian and has some facility with Mandarin Chinese, Russian, French and Hebrew.

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