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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1971.
University of Florida, B.A., 1968.
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.
Ranked, Chambers USA, Labor & Employment (California), 2015.
Profiled in Variety's "2015 Legal Impact Report." This report is a prestigious annual feature that identified attorneys whose recent deals and court battles have changed the shape of entertainment.
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.
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.
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 &
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.
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