For more than 20 years, Chip Zuver has counseled employers in a broad range of industries on both labor and employment law matters. 

Having started his career as an attorney for the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Chip is uniquely positioned to assist clients in traditional labor matters that fall under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). He has significant experience reaching favorable settlements in labor disputes, as well as negotiating and drafting collective bargaining agreements, reviewing purchase sale agreements, assisting with reductions in force, neutrality agreements, and strike contingency planning. In an effort to head off personnel disputes before they arise, Chip routinely advises clients in drafting employee handbooks, the enforceability of arbitration agreements, and the interplay of wage and hour issues and the NLRA. 

Throughout his legal career, Chip has gained extensive experience investigating and responding to unfair labor practice charges as well as negotiating settlement agreements. 

Chip also previously served as labor counsel to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, supporting the president and vice president of the organization, as well as studios, in a variety of issues related to labor law.      

  • Served as chief spokesman in union negotiations for cities and water districts in California and in representing private sector employers. The unions involved include the Service Employees International Union, International Association of Firefighters, Communication Workers of America, and The Teamsters.
  • Assisted in successfully representing international supply chain and logistics company in union organizing campaign in California. 
  • Assisted in successful representation of bottled water division of a multinational corporation in union election campaign.
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
    J.D., 1994
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    B.A., 1991
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California