The Food Industry Business Roundtable


2023 Labor and Employment Law Updates


​David A. Wimmer, Esquire
Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer


David Wimmer was born in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a B.A. in Natural Sciences, and then from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1991, where he was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review. David is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia and before various federal appellate and district courts. Prior to joining Swerdlow Florence Sanchez Swerdlow & Wimmer, David practiced labor and employment law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.

David has been honored for eighteen consecutive years by The Best Lawyers in America for the categories of Labor Law-Management, and Labor and Employment – Litigation. In addition, David has been included for sixteen years in a row in the Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, and was featured as being one of “L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers” in the Los Angeles Business Journal. David also has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, A/V, indicating “very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.”

David has extensive experience advising management how to establish effective human-resource policies, maintain a union-free workplace, and comply with federal, state, and local laws. On the traditional labor-law front, he represents companies throughout the country in labor-relations matters, including union-avoidance strategies, supervisory training, election campaigns, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, collective bargaining, arbitrations, and federal-court litigation. In this regard, David is the past Chair, and the only California member, of the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Council for Union-Free Environment.

On the employment-law front, David represents companies in state and federal-court litigation, arbitration, and mediation, where he defends employers in single-plaintiff through class-action wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage-and-hour matters, and in criminal investigations and prosecutions. He also has represented clients in numerous administrative proceedings involving the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, California Division of Occupational Safety and Heath, California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, and United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

David also serves as the General Counsel to and a Member of the Board of Trustees of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los Angeles’ oldest and largest Jewish synagogue, and he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Vocational Services of Los Angeles. He also is a member of the Los Angeles Estate Counselors Forum, where he provides labor-and-employment-law advice to the region’s preeminent, estate-planning practitioners, of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, and of The Defense Research Institute, DRI, the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. David also has served as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Santa Monica. David, his wife (Leslie), and two sons (Sam and Max) live in West Los Angeles.


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