Overview

For over 44 years, Robert Millman has represented employers in proceedings and unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board and in employment discrimination and wrongful termination litigation, including complex class actions. He also represents clients in arbitration and mediation, and in collective bargaining negotiations in both the public and private sector.

Robert also practices before the Department of Labor, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. He has significant experience with claims arising under:

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

Robert offers compliance counseling and provides his clients with employment law training. He also helps management develop employment law problem prevention modules and policies, and provides transactional employment advice designed to prevent litigation. Most often, Robert works with clients in the healthcare, hospitality, retail, and transportation industries.

Robert frequently speaks throughout the country on contemporary labor and employment law topics. He is interviewed regularly on radio and television, and has been published in, and interviewed for major national trade publications. His views and opinions are valued by senior management and employee relations professionals throughout the country.

Robert is frequently recognized for his contributions to the profession, with repeat appearances on many lists of prominent lawyers and Who’s Who. He has been named to the Top 100 Attorneys in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal several times, and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Management Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal.

The founder of the firm's Los Angeles offices, Robert is a former chairman of Littler Mendelson's Board of Directors. He joined as the firm's 18th lawyer and has been an essential and integral part of the growth, development, and success of Littler for over four decades.

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2011-2020

Named, Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal

2018

Named, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2015-2019

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor Management Relations

Legal 500 United States

2016

Fellow

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.

News, Analysis & Press

Port Drivers Win Millions in Back Pay From Trucking Firm

Los Angeles Times

December 22, 2015

Robert F. Millman

Daily Journal

June 3, 2015

Pact ends hospital-union duel

Daily Journal

May 7, 2014

Low-wage workers get advocates

Daily Journal

December 26, 2013

State of Labor

Studio 11 LA (FOX)

September 6, 2013

Ports face labor discord

Los Angeles Times

February 9, 2013

Trucking Firm In Union Drive

Los Angeles Business Journal

January 14, 2013

Robert F. Millman

Daily Journal

July 18, 2012

Fix Pensions or Bust

Fox News 11

July 2, 2012

The Pension Pot Boils

Fox News 11

June 25, 2012

A Supreme Court Union Blow

Fox News 11

June 22, 2012

Ports Access Still Drives Teamsters

Los Angeles Business Journal

December 12, 2011

Management lawyers fret new disclosure rule

Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal

October 18, 2011

Bob Millman Discusses Immigration Reform

Los Angeles Business Journal

November 13, 2006

Bob Millman Discusses Aggressive Union Tactics

The National Law Journal

November 10, 2006

Bob Millman Considers "Unite Here's" Corporate Campaigns

Los Angeles Daily Journal

July 26, 2006

Education

  • J.D., Cornell University Law School, 1974
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1971Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admission

California
District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia