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Aaron D. Kaufmann

Aaron Kaufmann

An employment law specialist and frequent author and lecturer in the areas of wage and hour law and employment class actions, Mr. Kaufmann represents workers in individual and class action employment litigation, with particular emphasis on wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation and whistle-blower law. Over the past decade, he has served as class counsel in dozens of wage and hour class and collective actions. He serves on the Senior Board of Editors for the American Bar Association's treatise on The Fair Labor Standards Act and is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief for the annual supplements to that treatise. Mr. Kaufmann is Co-Chair of the ABA's Fair Labor Standards Act Sub-Committee. He is also a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an organization honoring outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

Areas of Practice

  • • Class Actions -- Plaintiff
  • • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employee
  • • Employment Discrimination -- Employee
  • • Wrongful Termination -- Employee
  • • Employee Rights -- Employee

Litigation Percentage

  • • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • • California, 1990
  • • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1990
  • • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1990
  • • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1990
  • • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1990
  • • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) - 1990
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Rhetoric

Published Works

  • • Fair Labor Standards Act, co-Editor-in-Chief, ABA, 2011 & 2012
  • • Fair Labor Standards Act, Senior Editor, ABA, 2010
  • • Fair Labor Standards Act, Chapter Editor, ABA, 2008
  • • "Private Enforcement of California's Wage & Hour Laws", The Verdict (Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Assoc. Magazine), Winter, 2004
  • • Employment Discrimination Law, ABA, Chapter Editor, 2005 Edition, 2002 Supplement
  • • "Overtime Pay -- Who's Eligible, Who's Not", California Employment Law Reporter, Winter, 2000
  • • "Public Sector Employer's Obligations to Prevent Hostile Work Environments without Violating Free Speech Rights", Summer, 1997
  • • "Sizing the Prize: Calculating Overtime Back pay for Salaried Employees", March, 1999
  • • "The Changing Landscape of Wage & Hour Litigation", Forum (Consumer Attorneys of California Magazine), July/August, 2004
  • • Editor, The Verdict

Honors and Awards

  • • Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2012
  • • AVA -- Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • • American Bar Association, Fair Labor Standards Sub-Committee
  • • The Legal Aid Society and Employment Law Center, Board of Director and Volunteer/Supervising Attorney
  • • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Sections
  • • California State Bar, Labor and Employment Sections
  • • California Employment Lawyers Association, (CELA)
  • • National Employment Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

  • • Hinton, Alfert, Sumner & Kaufmann, Shareholder, 2003-February 2012
  • • Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian, Attorney, 1998 - 2003
  • • U.S. District Court Judge Edward Dean Price, E.D. Cal., Senior Law Clerk, 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • • Legal Aid Society -- Employment Law Center -- Exec. Board Member and Volunteer Attorney

E-mail: akaufmann@leonardcarder.com 

   

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