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Leonid M Zilberman

Employment and labor Attorney at San Diego, CA

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Lonny works with employers to find practical, cost-effective strategies to their workforce problems. Lonny has broad experience resolving potentially explosive employment law issues before they escalate. Clients rely on Lonny's creative strategies to solve complex employment matters within the framework of their business goals, with the primary goal of avoiding lawsuits.

 

Lonny advises clients on a broad range of employment issues, such as complying with anti-discrimination and harassment laws, including the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, wage and hour compliance, and enforcement of agreements to protect trade secrets.  Lonny also drafts and analyzes a variety of employment and independent contractor agreements; develops and implements personnel policies and procedures; provides advice on hiring, firing, and managing employees; conducts internal harassment, whistleblower, and misconduct investigations; conducts management trainings and defends discrimination claims before state and federal administrative agencies.

 

Lonny also has an active litigation practice, and has significant experience defending employers in wage and hour class action lawsuits and has represented companies in a variety of cases involving unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and public accommodation of disability discrimination claims.

 

Lonny is a frequent invited lecturer and trainer on many employment law topics, and has been a faculty member for over ten years at UCSD Extension's Leadership and Management Program.  Lonny is a former member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California's Labor & Employment Section.  In 2007, Lonny was honored by San Diego Metropolitan magazine as one of San Diego’s Top 40 Under 40, recognizing his professional and civic accomplishments.  Since 2009, Lonny has been voted by his peers as one of the Top Employment Attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript.  And since 2010 has been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer, an honor given to just the top 5% of attorneys in Southern California.  Lonny has also attained Martindale Hubbell's top "AV" rating in both professional ability and ethics.

Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/01/2022

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Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
550 West C Street Suite 1050
San Diego, CA, 92101

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Paul Plevin Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Landels Ripley & Diamond LLP
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Donahue Gallagher Woods, LLP
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Diego Chamber Orchestra
  • Director
  • 2004 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair - Labor & Employment Section
  • 2004 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
  • Top 10 Employment Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2011
  • San Diego Super Lawyer
  • San Diego Superlawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • San Diego Superlawyer
  • San Diego Superlawyers magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Employment Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2009
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • San Diego Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2007
  • Order of Barristers
  • Order of Barristers
  • 1995
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Publications

  • The Recorder
  • Crushing the Competition
  • 2008
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Bossing Employers Around
  • 2008
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Background Checks and Balances
  • 2008
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • Sometimes Employers' Easy Wage Questions Have No Easy Answers
  • 2007
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Three Areas Augur Spikes in Litigation
  • 2006
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Courts Give Employers Little Wiggle Room with Age Discrimination Laws
  • 2006
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • High Court Signals Era of Harmony on Adverse Employment Actions
  • 2006
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Straight Outta Compton: California Courts Hold Police Officer Not Disabled Under ADA
  • 1999
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Estop Gap: ADA Claims Barred by Conflicting Statements made in Applications for Disability Benefits
  • 1999
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Are Supervisors Liable Under FMLA
  • 1998
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Request for Reasonable Accommodation for Mental Illness
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Employment Law Update
  • Top 10 Employment Mistakes of 2010
  • 2011
  • SHRM LAW DAY CONFERENCE 2011
  • How To Properly Classify Independent Contractors, Temps and Volunteers
  • 2011
  • 2007 Employment Law Update
  • Top Employer Mistakes of 2006
  • 2007
  • UCSD Extension Program
  • History and Development of Employment Law
  • 2007
  • Human Resources Survival Guide
  • Harassment and discrimination Avoidance
  • 2006
  • 2006 Employment Law Update
  • California Employment Law Update 2006
  • 2006
  • Minimizing Litigation Risks
  • Avoiding Risks When Disciplining and Terminating Employees
  • 2005
  • County Counsels' Association of California
  • California's Labor Code Bounty Hunter Act and Applications to Public Employment
  • 2004
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Enforcement Rules for California Labor Code
  • 2004
  • IBDA Annual Meeting
  • Seven Habits of Frequently Sued Managers
  • 2002
  • Employment Law Update
  • Layoffs without Lawsuits
  • 2001
  • Employment Seminar
  • Top Ten Employment Changes for 2001
  • 2001
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Preventing Workplace Violence
  • 2000
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Creating and Maintaining Employment Documents
  • 1999
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San Diego Employment and labor Lawyer Leonid M Zilberman
Leonid M Zilberman
Employment and labor Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 26 years