RICHARD S. ZUNIGA has been practicing labor relations and employment law for over 25 years, and was recognized as one of the “Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in America” in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
He specializes in the litigation of employment cases, including wrongful discharge and employment discrimination claims, and labor arbitrations. He has represented employers in the motion picture, healthcare, banking, construction and manufacturing industries in numerous state and federal court litigations, handling discovery, motions, and labor injunction proceedings. Mr. Zuniga also has extensive experience in counseling management clients on employment and labor matters.
In the course of his practice, Mr. Zuniga has also represented clients in administrative investigations and hearings before federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Commission, the California Fair Employment and Housing Department, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement. In addition, Mr. Zuniga has represented employers in labor arbitration proceedings and in collective bargaining negotiations.
Mr. Zuniga received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1981. He served as a Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board from 1982 to 1988. Mr. Zuniga is admitted to practice in California before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern District of California, and in the Ninth Circuit and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.