Michael Campbell is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Century City office.

Areas of Practice

Michael represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment litigation. He has successfully litigated and obtained complete defense awards in arbitration, obtained summary judgment in state and federal court, as well as favorably resolved cases involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. He is also experienced in representing employers in class, collective, and representative actions and single-plaintiff wage-and-hour matters involving claims relating to overtime, meal periods and rest breaks, misclassification, inaccurate wage statements, and other derivative claims.

In the entertainment industry, Michael also represents producers and distributors of feature films, television shows, commercials, and new media, principally in their dealings with unions and guilds. He has experience with advice work, arbitration and dispute resolution with SAG/AFTRA, DGA, WGA, IATSE, and their respective benefit plans and trusts, concerning issues including creative disputes, "runaway" productions, and residuals.

Michael represents employers in a variety of industries including entertainment, financial services, healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and public employers.



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J.D., University of Southern California, 2013, Notes Editor, Interdisciplinary Law Journal

B.F.A., Chapman University, 2008, magna cum laude


  • Law Clerk to United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of California


  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
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