• Alan M. Brunswick

    Partner
    Entertainment & Media
    Employment & Labor
    abrunswick@manatt.com
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4213
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224

    Education

    Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1971.

     

    University of Florida, B.A., 1968.

    Bar Admissions
    California
    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements

    Profile

    Mr. Brunswick’s practice focuses on all areas of labor relations and employment law on behalf of employers in both union and non-union settings.  His extensive experience spans a wide variety of cases involving contract interpretations, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour and ERISA disputes. He appears in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner, and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.

    Mr. Brunswick performs these services for clients in the entertainment, garment, hotel, restaurant, manufacturing, construction, steel processing, healthcare, airline, trucking and warehousing industries.

    He is the former Vice President and in-house counsel for the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers.

    Representative Matters

    Honors & Awards

    Named by Hollywood Reporter, ESQ. to the Power Lawyers Top 100 - Outside Counsel, 2007, 2008.

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2015.

    Listed in “Who’s Who in Law,” Los Angeles Business Journal, 2007.

    Listed in Los Angeles Magazine “Southern California Super Lawyers,” 2006-2014.

    Publications

    Memberships & Activities

    Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California; and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

    Admitted to practice in California.

    Member, American Bar Association (the Labor Law Section and the Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Law) and the L.A. County Bar and California Bar Labor and Employment Sections.

    Co-Chair, Entertainment Labor Law Symposium of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, 2010 and 2012.

    From 1985 until 1996, Mr. Brunswick served as a Director and the Secretary of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, which operates Ronald McDonald Houses in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange Counties. From 1994 to 1996, he was President of the Board of Trustees for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for children with cancer, and was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1985 until 2007.

    Speaking Engagements

    Mr. Brunswick has frequently participated as a speaker or panelist, including at the UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium, the University of Southern California Institute on Entertainment Law & Business, the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Law, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Technology and Media Conference, the Practicing Law Institute’s seminars on “Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry” and “Music on the Internet,” and at the Sports & Entertainment Labor Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor & Employment Law.

    Mr. Brunswick has also lectured on numerous aspects of labor and employment law before the California Fashion Association, the California Business Law Institute, the California Manufacturers Association, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Hotel Personnel Managers Association and the Labor Section of the State Bar of California.  He has also lectured to classes at both UCLA and the University of Southern California, as well as for the University of Houston Law Center and the Wisconsin State Bar Convention.