Overview

John M. Skonberg concentrates in the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including:

  • Collective bargaining and representation before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Wrongful termination
  • Mergers and acquisitions matters
  • Employment discrimination
  • Jury and non-jury trials
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Arbitrations

John represents clients before federal and California State courts and in administrative hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, and the National Labor Relations Board. He has specific experience handling claims that arise under:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The California Labor Code
  • The California Family Rights Act

In addition, John provides compliance counseling and has presented numerous seminars on various aspects of labor and employment law to trade associations and other employer groups.  His clients include:

  • Hotels
  • Retail companies
  • Biotech companies
  • Trucking companies
  • Healthcare product manufacturers
  • Mining companies
  • Electronics manufacturers
  • Distribution companies
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Transportation companies

John previously served as a co-chair of Littler's Traditional Labor Practice Group and was a core member of the International Employment Law Practice Group. He also serves on the firm's Hiring Committee. Prior to joining Littler, he worked as a trial attorney for the NLRB and as an assistant to an NLRB board member.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Section on Labor and Employment Law

American Bar Association

Co-Chair

Northern California Regional Committee of Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA

American Bar Association

Member

Labor Law Section

State Bar of California

Recognition

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2019

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Labor Law - Management, San Francisco

The Best Lawyers in America©

2013, 2018

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2014

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2012-2015

Named, Management Labour and Employment

Who's Who Legal

2011

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor Management Relations

Legal 500 United States

2016

Speaking Engagements

The NLRB’s Redefinition of Joint Employment: A Dangerous Twist in Many Common Business Relationships

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 5, 2016

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A., Brown University

Bar Admission

California
District of Columbia
Virginia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • California Supreme Court
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California