Arthur F. Silbergeld

Title: Partner
Company: Thompson Coburn LLP
Location: Santa Monica, California, United States

Arthur F. Silbergeld, Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in employment litigation.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Silbergeld has defended companies against class action and labor rights suits, handling more than 400 cases and over 100 complex legal arbitrations. A fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Mr. Silbergeld has developed a reputation as one of the top attorneys in his specialty, and has been listed as a Thomson Reuters Southern California Super Lawyer for more than 15 consecutive years, named one of the Top Employment Lawyers in California by the LA Daily Journal, and included in the Best Lawyers in America rankings for over a decade. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned both a Master of Laws at the New York University Law School and his Juris Doctor in 1975. Mr. Silbergeld began his career as an associate of the New York City firm Vladeck, Elias, Vladeck & Lewis the same year, and relocated to Los Angeles in 1977, where he worked as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board before being named head of the Employment Law Practice Group at McKenna, Conner, & Cuneo, where he remained for more than a decade.

Through the 1990s, Mr. Silbergeld was a partner of both Graham & James and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. He joined Proskauer Rose LLP in 1999, where he would practice for the next decade, and spent the next five years as a partner of Bingham McCutchen and Dickstein Shapiro before moving into his current role with Norton Rose Fullbright in 2014. Since 2016, Mr. Silbergeld has also partnered with the Los Angeles office of Thompson Coburn LLP, a national employment law firm. As an expert in his specialty, Mr. Silbergeld has served as an instructor for UCLA’s Extension Division and an editor for “The Developing Labor Law,” a publication of the American Bar Association, and has been extensively published in both legal and mass media outlets. Mr. Silbergeld is passionate about giving back to others, and has sat on the Executive Committee of the Human Rights Watch since 2004 in addition to holding longtime leadership roles with the LA Child Development Center, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Doctors Without Borders, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Silbergeld is an avid traveler, a patron of the arts, and a founding member of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.

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