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David B. Simpson

David B. Simpson

Affiliate Partner / Los Angeles

David Simpson is partner and founder of Simpson Employment Law, which is an affiliate of FordHarrison LLP. 

David Simpson has been practicing employment law his entire career, successfully litigating 100's of cases in the trial and appellate courts, advising employers on all manner of labor and employment law issues, teaching law school, mediating employment law disputes, and generally finding and developing positive and effective solutions to advance his clients’ goals within the foul lines of evolving laws.

David has tried 25+ cases to verdict in state and federal courts, and has handled over 30 appeals in the Ninth Circuit, California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court in matters involving claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, trade secret and unfair competition violations, union disputes, class actions, wage and hour concerns, trust fund disputes, administrative writs, breach of contract claims, business torts, fraud, and ERISA benefit cases, among others. In addition to appearing before federal and state courts in litigation matters, David frequently represents clients before state and federal employment law and civil rights agencies including the EEOC, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, U.S. DOL, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, California Employment Development Department, OFCCP, and NLRB, as well as various municipal agencies. 

David's practice is also focused on providing preventive advice and training to employers, routinely counseling HR professionals, front-line managers, executives and owners of companies on employee crises, terminations, hiring, layoffs, discipline, wage/hour compliance, investigations, business acquisitions/reorganizations, personnel policies, records retention, leaves of absence, harassment, disability accommodation, information security, performance management, workplace violence, background checks, and conflicts of interest. David is often called upon to conduct on-site training on employment law red-flags, documentation best practices, investigations, discrimination and harassment, and strategic personnel communications for supervisory and management teams. 

For more information, please visit www.simpsonemploymentlaw.com