David A. Rosenfeld


Telephone: (510) 337-1001

Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California
Brown University

David Rosenfeld is a named shareholder of the Law Firm. Mr. Rosenfeld has been practicing union side labor law since his graduation from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1973.  Mr. Rosenfeld has argued many important cases before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, various federal and state courts of appeal and the National Labor Relations Board.  He had primary responsibility for the seminal wage and hour case of Morillion v. Royal Packing Co. (2000) 22 Cal.4th 575,broadening an employer’s obligation to pay for all hours worked to include travel time on company vehicles.

David takes particular pride in developing creative and unusual tactics, both in the courts as well as outside of the courts. His book entitled “Offensive Bargaining” published by the National Labor College and the strategies he has developed have been used by unions throughout the country as effective weapons against anti-union employers. His booklet “Offensive Use of the California Labor Code” has encouraged California Unions and worker advocates to use wage and hour issues more aggressively.

One of the things David likes most about being a union lawyer is the ability to help union officials be more offensive, aggressive and effective in dealing with difficult employers. He teaches at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California and has designed and taught a new course entitled “Representing Low Wage Workers.”

He had primary responsibility for the wage and hour case Cicairos v. Summit Logistics, Inc. (2005) 133 Cal.App.4th 949, an ongoing wage/hour litigation regarding breaks for meals and rest.  He has also brought other successful wage and hour class actions, including but not limited to Fitz et al. v. Able Iron Works, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC343271; Hernandez et al. v. Central Precast Concrete, Inc., Alameda Superior Court Case No. RG05247294; Matthews et al. v. Petrochem Insulation, Inc., Alameda Superior Court Case No. 2002067565; Weddle et al. v. Frito-Lay Inc., No. C 99-05272 PJH (N. D. Cal.); and Yarbrough et al. v. Labor Ready, Inc., No.836186-2 (Alameda County Superior Court).

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Class Actions and Wage and Hour Litigation
Employment Discrimination
Draft and Defend Legislation and Regulations
Enforcing Labor Standards on Public Works Projects
Apprenticeship Programs
Labor Compliance and Labor Harmony Coalitions
Public Sector