Lindbergh Porter represents employers throughout the United States in all types of employment litigation, including:

  • Class actions
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Wage and hour
  • Wrongful termination and whistleblower

He has represented employers in more than 50 individual and class action court, jury, and regulatory agency trials, and has handled more than 75 class actions. Lindbergh represents employers in collective bargaining and other phases of traditional labor matters before the National Labor Relations Board, and has handled approximately 100 arbitrations. In appellate practice, he has briefed or argued more than a dozen state and federal appellate cases, including several that set legal precedent. He has specific experience with:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Fair Employment and Housing Act

Additionally, Lindbergh authors numerous articles and speaks at employment and labor law seminars and conferences sponsored by national, state, and local bar associations and industry organizations. Most often, he works with clients in:

  • Financial services
  • Hospitality
  • Media
  • Construction
  • Technology
  • Healthcare

Lindbergh serves as a neutral evaluator for the U.S. District Court and has served as a lawyer representative to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

He previously served as chairperson of the firm's Board of Directors and is an emeritus member of Littler's Diversity & Inclusion Council. Prior to practicing law, he worked in retail management and for a nonprofit organization.

In law school, Lindbergh was a National Moot Court finalist. He has taught Moot Court at the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Board Member

San Francisco Giants Community Fund


American Bar Association


Diversity Law Institute


National Bar Association


Trial Law Institute

Faculty Member

Trial Advocacy Program

Stanford University Law School

Faculty Member

Intensive Advocacy Program

University of San Francisco School of Law

Former Board Member

Bar Association of San Francisco

Former President

Bar Association of San Francisco

Former Chairperson

Labor Law Section

National Bar Association


University of San Francisco



Order of Certus


Order of Centurions

Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Lawyer of the Year

Employment Law - Management, San Francisco

The Best Lawyers in America®


Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating



College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Senior Fellow

Litigation Counsel of America

Named, Super Lawyer

Northern California

Law and Politics Publishers


Named, Power List

Lawyers of Color


Named, Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group


Named, Most Influential Black Lawyers

Savoy Magazine


Named, Top Four Employment Attorneys - San Francisco Bay Area

The Recorder

Named, Top 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California

California Law Business

Recipient, Community Service Award

Charles Houston Bar Association

Recipient, Community Service Award

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

News, Analysis & Press

Speaking Engagements

Representing Employers

Hastings Employment and Labor Law Students Association, San Francisco, CA

March 2018

The Importance of Labor and Employment Lawyers Globally

The National Gallery, London, England

November 2017

School to College Education Day

The San Francisco Giants Community Fund

August 2017

Finding Your Personal Brand in the Face of Stereotypes

Diversity Summit, Hastings Law School, San Francisco, CA

June 15, 2016

The DOL's Proposed Regulations on Exemptions, Recent Statements Regarding Independent Contractors and Recent Legislation Regarding Home Care Workers

National Employment Law Council 21st Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

April 20-22, 2016

2015 Legal Update

National Employment Law Council

April 2015

The Color of Justice

National Association of Women Judges

May 14, 2014

Employment Law Update

National Employment Law Council

April 24, 2014

A Practitioner's View

University of San Francisco, School of Law

April 10, 2014

Forced Arbitration in the Workplace: A Symposium

University of California Berkeley, School of Law

February 27, 2014

Wrapping up a Case

Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference, Seattle, WA

April 26, 2013

The FLSA Two-Step is One Too Many: The Application of Dukes and the Rules Enabling Act to Collective Actions

National Employment Law Council, Houston, TX

April 25, 2013

The Future After Fisher

University of San Francisco

February 22, 2013

Dukes v. Walmart: What Can Employment Expect Next In Employment Class Acton

National Employment Law Council

April 18, 2012

Roundtable Discussion: Employment Law

The Recorder

November 9, 2011

The Three Rs for Clients

Diversity and Inclusion Conference - Littler Mendelson

July 2011

Class Action Fairness Act

United States District Court

April 2011

2011 Annual Labor and Employment Update

National Employment Law Council

April 2011

Exemptions in Financial Services Industry

FLSA Midwinter Meeting - American Bar Association

February 2011

A Neat Little Package: Title VII Discrimination, Harassment, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Plaintiff's Deposition

International Association of Defense Counsel

November 2010

Hybrid FLSA State Law Collective - Class Action

Bridgeport Continuing Education

October 2010

Overcoming Thorny Issues that Arise When Litigating FLSA and Hybrid Claims

Wage & Hour - American Conference Institute

October 2010

Trying and Settling Discrimination and Harassment Cases

Bridgeport Continuing Education

June 2010

Wage and Hour Updates and Guidance on Audits and Compliance

National Employment Law Council

April 2010

2010 Employment Law Update

March 25, 2010

I’m Not the Boss of You: Complex Issues Raised By the Increasing Use of Contingent Workers

National Conference, Labor and Employment Law Section - American Bar Association

March 2010

Ethical Issues in the Mediation and Settlement of Class and Collective Actions

March 12, 2009


  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1981
  • A.B., University of Illinois

Bar Admission



  • California Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California