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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

650 TOWN CENTER DRIVE, FOURTH FLOOR, COSTA MESA, CA 92626, USA
Tel:
Work +1 714 513 5100
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Fax +1 714 513 5130
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www.sheppardmullin.com

Greg Labate

Tel:
Work 714.424.2823
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Work Department

Labor and Employment

Position

Greg Labate is Co-Practice Group Leader of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, and is a partner in the firm's Orange County office.

Career

Mr. Labate specializes in labor and employment law, and represents employers in a wide range of industries throughout California and the United States. He provides general advice to employers relating to labor and employment issues, and has extensive experience in defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, invasion of privacy, workplace violence, wage claims, employee raiding, and other related matters. He is a trial attorney who has had great success defending his clients in court. Mr. Labate has also defended employers in numerous wage and hour class actions, with a special emphasis on class actions in the mortgage, restaurant, retail, and manufacturing industries.

Member

Labor Law Section, Orange County Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1990; B.A., Dartmouth College, 1986, magna cum laude


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP handles the full range of labor and employment disputes, from single plaintiff cases to class actions. The team is jointly led by Kelly Hensley, Greg Labate and Jonathan Stoler, who are based in Los Angeles, Orange County and New York respectively. Palo Alto's Paul Cowie successfully represented Swift Transportation in a wage-and-hour rest break putative class action, as well as Granite Rock in a wage-and-hour case, which had multiple millions of dollars at risk. The Century City-based Thomas Kaufman was able to obtain a victory for Cox Communication when a judge granted a class-wide summary judgment on the claim for failure to pay field technicians for certain time spent driving in company vehicles. Derek Havel, Daniel McQueen as well as Tracey Kennedy and Richard Simmons in Los Angeles are noted. In March 2018, Denise Giraudo became a part of the team in Washington DC, joining from Ogletree Deakins, and, shortly after, Stephen Fox joined in Dallas from Polsinelli PC. Travis Anderson and Justine Phillips in San Diego and Robert Mussig in Los Angeles made partner.

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