Business/contract, class actions, employment.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE
In his role as Senior Vice President of People for Wal-Mart, Michael Leb oversaw the company’s human resource compliance function and its internal complaint resolution procedure to which more than one million associates had access. Prior to that, as Safeway’s Vice President of Labor Relations, he oversaw the company’s internal grievance procedure applicable to over 100,000 employees across the United States. As Safeway’s Vice President of Manufacturing, he led the 44-plant, 2000 employee food-processing operation with annual sales of $3 billion.
Michael is on the American Arbitration Association’s Employment Law Arbitration and Mediation Panels. In addition to his private dispute resolution practice, Michael also serves on the Los Angeles County Equity Oversight Panel, the Federal District Court Settlement Officer Panel, Arbitration Panel for City of Anaheim Police Department and APA, the mediation panels for the Los Angeles and Ventura County Superior Courts, as a facilitator for the Clark County School District Grievance Adjustment Panel and as a Hearing Officer for the City of Santa Monica. He has also mediated cases for the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Michael was selected by the City of Los Angeles as an arbitrator to rule on challenges in Neighborhood Council elections.
ORGANIZATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Frequent speaker on ADR and author of a number of published articles on mediation and substantive law issues
Member of the Southern California Mediators Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section
Conversant in Spanish and Italian and has some facility with Mandarin Chinese, Russian, French and Hebrew
EDUCATION & TRAINING
J.D., University of Michigan School of Law, cum laude
B.A., Yale University, Russian Studies and Economics, cum laude
Mr. Leb is available throughout California.