Laurence Zakson has practiced labor, employee benefits and election law exclusively since 1985. Mr. Zakson represents local unions in the entertainment, baking, transportation and construction industries, public employee locals, union- and Democratic Party-affiliated political committees, as well as the Producer-Writers Guild of America Trust Funds and SEIU- and Teamsters-affiliated multi-employer employee benefit funds and local union-sponsored charities and death benefit funds.
Prior to joining Reich Adell & Cvitan, Mr. Zakson was formerly a Senior Litigation Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, Appellate and Supreme Court Branches. While with the National Labor Relations Board, Mr. Zakson was a former President (CEO) and chief grievance officer of the National Labor Relations Board Professional Association, a public sector labor organization. Mr. Zakson was a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and for a U.S. Magistrate in the Northern District of California. Mr. Zakson also taught as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, School of Law.
Columbia Law School, New York, New York, LL.M., Master of Law(s)
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, J.D.
University of Texas, Austin, B.A.
Honors and Awards
2013-Present “Super Lawyer”
Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association, Labor Law Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Executive Committee Member
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
California Political Attorneys Association