Galen M. Lichtenstein represents and counsels employers in all aspects of employment and labor law, including:

  • Discrimination and harassment litigation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Collective bargaining
  • Matters before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Advice and counseling
  • Training

Regularly appearing in state and federal courts, his diverse labor and employment practice includes handling bench trials, as well as hearings before the National Labor Relations Board and the California Labor Commissioner. He has specific experience handling claims under Title VII, the National Labor Relations Act, the California Labor Code, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Galen also represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and compliance counseling, and often works with clients in the following industries:

  • Restaurants
  • Auto dealers
  • Transportation
  • Non-profits
  • Government consulting
  • Health care
  • Retail

Galen serves as a member of the Hiring Committee in Littler Mendelson’s San Francisco office.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


Bar Association of San Francisco

Member, Board of Directors

San Francisco National Adult Baseball Association

News, Analysis & Press


  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Stanford University, 2001

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