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Michael R. Lindsay



Michael Lindsay represents employers in all aspects of their labor and employment matters. He primarily handles all types of employment related litigation. Mike also advises major employers in all of their union related activities and defends those employers before the National Labor Relations Board.

What do you focus on?

I advise clients on labor matters, handle employment litigation and try cases whether in courts or before administrative agencies, primarily the National Labor Relations Board.

Having been a labor and employment lawyer in Los Angeles for 30 years, I have handled just about every possible sort of employee/employer matter that could occur.

Most recently, I have been advising Kaiser Permanente in connection with its various union related matters, which included the related hearings and unfair labor practice charges in the two largest union elections conducted by the NLRB since the 1930s.

I work closely with a team of attorneys in Los Angeles and throughout the West Coast handling employment litigation for a number of clients large and small. Together we handle wage and hour class actions, single plaintiff employee litigation, discrimination and other employment claims of various sorts as well as trade secret litigation. We have developed efficient and proactive methods meeting all of our clients’ needs and desires in connection with these matters. My role is to serve as trial counsel and to provide strategic guidance and direction on these cases.

What do you see on the horizon?

Employment will always be of critical importance both in the workplace and in society as a whole. Importantly, we are in the midst of an enormous shift in workplaces across the country as the Baby Boom generation retires and steps away from the workplace leaving employers to adapt to the new generations of workers while trying to maintain productivity and the institutional knowledge base so critical to effective operations.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, “Legal Essentials for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs: What early-stage founders need to know to scale and safeguard their companies,” Biocom California's Capital Connect: Virtual Investor Roadshow, February 2022
  • Speaker, “Employment Issues,” LA BioStart Legal Basics Program, August 2018
  • Speaker, “Employment Issues,” LA BioStart Legal Basics Program, February 2018
  • Speaker, “Employment Issues: LA BioStart Legal Basics Program,” Los Angeles, CA, July 2017
  • Co-author, Trial Practice Series: Defense of Equal Employment Claims, 2d Edition, Wests Publishing Group, 2016

Kaiser says union understaffing spat must go to arbitration

Law360 | February 03, 2022

This article covering Kaiser Permanente affiliates’ motion to dismiss a Colorado lawsuit over staffing shortages, saying the dispute should instead proceed to arbitration, mentions Los Angeles partner Michael Lindsay and associate Irene Scholl-Tatevosyan, of the Labor & Employment group, and Los Angeles Complex Disputes trial attorney Kristi Livedalen for representing Kaiser Permanente.

San Diego Crunch Fitness pays settlement in trans discrimination case

Q Voice News | December 09, 2021

The following article covers the successful resolution of a long-running pro bono matter for which NP teamed with the ACLU to represent a transgender woman who was denied access to the women’s locker room at a gym in San Diego on more than 70 occasions. This denial of access clearly violated California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in public accommodations. After more than three years, the parties reached a fair settlement. The NP team working on this case includes Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Seth Levy, Labor & Employment partner Michael Lindsay, and alum Erin Holyoke, all of the Los Angeles office.

Trans woman wins settlement in suit against California gym

Advocate | December 09, 2021

The following article covers the successful resolution of a long-running pro bono matter for which NP teamed with the ACLU to represent a transgender woman who was denied access to the women’s locker room at a gym in San Diego on more than 70 occasions. This denial of access clearly violated California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination in public accommodations. After more than three years, the parties reached a fair settlement. The NP team working on this case includes Intellectual Property partner and Life Sciences practice co-chair Seth Levy, Labor & Employment partner Michael Lindsay, and alum Erin Holyoke, all of the Los Angeles office.

Contact

Michael R. Lindsay

Partner

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6000


Fax: 866-293-2786

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., cum laude, (Member, National Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams)

Brigham Young University, B.A.

University of Maryland

California

District of Columbia

  • Selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Labor Law—Management; listed since 2016
  • Recognized as a 2020 Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (as well as in prior years); also recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Southern California Super Lawyers for 2013–2018; inclusion in Super Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey

American Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association
Labor and Litigation Sections

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