Overview

Robert S. Blumberg represents and advises employers in a wide variety of labor, employment and business law matters, including in the following types of litigation:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment suits
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and hour class actions
  • Unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets

Robert spends the majority of his time litigating matters in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies. He has been lead counsel in both jury and bench trials and has filed briefs and appeared before the California and U.S. Courts of Appeal. He has been the lead attorney on numerous litigation matters, including class actions cases involving claims of wage and hour violations and discrimination.

A substantial portion of Robert’s practice is devoted to advising employers in the day-to-day issues of managing employee relations and discipline, background checks, and wage and hour matters. His advice practice is focused on helping employers manage potential litigation risks, so they can focus on managing their business.

Robert joined Littler more than 25 years ago. He served as the managing shareholder of the Los Angeles offices from August 2007 until December 2017, leading more than ninety attorneys and their support staff to provide the best possible representation for the firm’s clients. Robert also served two terms as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Littler, Robert served as a judicial extern for the Hon. George King, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He was also an extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York and a legislative intern for Senator Pete Wilson.

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2017-2020

News, Analysis & Press

On the Job Front

Court Watch

August 5, 2008

Background Screening and Investigations

Chapter 4, Legal Issues In Background Checks

edited by Kim Kerr and W. Barry Nixon

2007

New Instructions for Juries Fall Short of Being Complete

Los Angeles Daily Journal

December 1, 2003

Careful Background Checks Limit firms’ Liability

Los Angeles Daily Journal

September 26, 2003

Speaking Engagements

Southern California Legal Update - Westlake Village

Los Angeles, CA

November 16, 2017
Southern California Breakfast Briefing - Westlake Village

February 22, 2017
New Employment and Labor Laws for 2016 - Thousand Oaks

Los Angeles, CA

January 28, 2016

CFO Essentials: HR Legal Issues

National CFO Conference - American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Denver, CO

May 13, 2015

Do you know who you’re hiring? The do’s and don’ts of background checks

Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), Woodland Hills Chapter

March 5, 2015
New Employment and Labor Laws for 2015

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

January 30, 2015

Global Legal Hot Topics for CFOs - Trends That Are Scaring Attorneys

National CFO Conference - American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

May 9, 2014
Littler’s Labor & Employment Law Breakfast Series, New Employment and Labor Laws for 2014

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

February 13, 2014

Hot Topics in HR and How they Impact the Balance Sheet

National CFO Conference - American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

May 17, 2013
The Employee from Hell

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

September 13, 2011

Progressive Healthcare Conferences: Blackberry & Smartphone Policies in Healthcare

August 19, 2010 and April 20, 2011

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1992cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1989cum laude, College of Honors

Bar Admission

California

Courts

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