Jonathan Barker is special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. 

Areas of Practice      

Jonathan specializes in labor and employment matters on behalf of management. He often defends employers in various types of labor and employment disputes, including matters involving allegations of harassment, retaliation and discrimination based on age, sex, race, national origin and disability, as well as alleged wage and hour violations, California Labor Code violations, breach of contract claims and defamation claims.  He has represented employers in both state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.



  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2007



  • Co-author, "Let's Do Lunch: The Effect of the 'Brinker' Decision on Meal and Rest Periods in California," Orange County Business Journal, September 22, 2008
  • Co-author, "Who's in Charge Here? The Ethics 2000 Approach to Resolving Lawyer-Client Conflicts," Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Summer 2003

Labor and Employment Law Blog Articles



J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2004, cum laude, Current Developments Editor, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics

B.A., Washington & Lee University, 2001, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
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