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    Education
    • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1989
    • University of Southern California, B.A., 1985
    Bar Admissions
    • California, 1990
    • United States District Court Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
    • United States Court of Appeals  Ninth Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court
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    Keven Steinberg
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    ksteinberg@thompsoncoe.com
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    Los Angeles
    12100 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 1200
    Los Angeles, California 90025
    310-954-2362 direct  |  310-954-2345 fax
    Assistant:
    Zarita Pereira
    310-954-2349 direct
    ZPereira@thompsoncoe.com
    Overview

    One of the very few lawyers to have presented a case to the United States Supreme Court, Keven Steinberg's practice areas include complex and multi-party litigation in State and Federal Court involving labor and employment, casualty, torts and business actions.  His litigation experience includes mediations, arbitrations and trials and presenting cases or arguments to the United Stated Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and California Court of Appeals.

    In Mr. Steinberg's employment law practice he represents clients in matters involving claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle blower, state and federal wage and hour matters, PAGA claims, WARN Act violations, trade secret violations, and unfair competition.  Non-litigation representation includes employment handbook preparation, employee audits, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, workplace restriction agreements, and separation agreements.

    In his casualty practice, Mr. Steinberg has defended against numerous product manufacturing and distribution exposures, including those relating to complex and highly-engineered products.  He has also litigated cases involving a wide variety of premise liability exposures (industrial, commercial and residential) and construction claims.

    Mr. Steinberg’s defense of tort claims range from high profile defamation actions, business interference claims, fraud, unfair business practices and significant personal injury cases.

    Mr. Steinberg also handles business transactional matters including legal counseling to business entities relating to business and partnership formation and operation, employment practices counseling, drafting and negotiation of business and partnership operation documents, stock and shareholder agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

    Additionally, Mr. Steinberg maintains a specialty in aviation law where he represents and provides counsel to airlines, airports, FAR Part 135 operators, pilots and aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.

    Airline experience includes cargo and baggage claims, Sovereign immunities, Warsaw Convention, Montreal Protocol, International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Law issues, Code Sharing issues and personal injury claims

    Airport experience includes liability issues and available preventative measures, Design, maintenance and compliance issues, operation terms, conditions and leases, contractual disputes, governmental immunities, noise and use regulations and restrictions, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrative proceedings and investigations, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) administrative proceedings and investigations, Air Traffic Control (ATC) duties, obligations and liabilities and property damage claims.

    General Aviation experience includes fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 135 operations, flight schools, agricultural and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities.

    Representative Experience
    • Primary defense counsel in numerous multi-party state and federal aviation matters involving catastrophic losses and wrongful death
    • Local defense counsel for airlines operated by foreign sovereigns
    • Set legal precedent in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in a FLSA matter (March 24, 2015)
    • Obtained a defense verdict in a two week jury trial involving a multi-million dollar claim of usury 
    • Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant on a multi-million dollar claim for trade secret violations, unfair competition and breach of confidentiality
    • Successfully defended Unfair Trade Act action while simultaneously obtaining a large monetary settlement on cross-claims for wrongful termination, retaliation and wage and hour violations
    • Successfully defended Anti-SLAPP Motions with the recovery of over six figures in attorney’s fees
    • Preparation, negotiation and litigation of partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, executive compensation agreements, corporate dissolutions, confidentiality agreements and various employment agreements and employee termination agreements
    Professional and Community Activities
    • Valley Presbyterian Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
    • Recipient of President George W. Bush Volunteer Service Award
    • Former Adjunct Professor at Los Angeles Valley College Paralegal Academy
    • President Encino Chamber of Commerce 2011 and 2016
    • Board Member, Encino Neighborhood Council, 2011 – 2014
    • Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks - Park Advisory Board Member (Reseda Park), 2011 to present
    • Former Board Member of Providence Tarzana Hospital Foundation
    • Board Member Encino Chamber of Commerce 2008 – present
    • Panel Member of Fee Arbitrators for County Bar Association
    • Board Member University of Southern California CEO Network
    • ​Judge for New Venture Seed Competition at University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies)
    Professional Recognition
    • “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • 2011 San Fernando Valley Business Journal Award - Valley's Most Trusted Advisors (Lawyers)
    • California State Senate passed California Senate Resolution Number 355 honoring Mr. Steinberg (March, 2012)
    • Awarded United Chambers of Commerce Small Business Award
    • Recipient of United States of America Congressional Certificates
    • Awarded California State Assembly Service Certificates
    • Recipient of California State Legislature Service Certificates
    • Awarded City of Los Angeles Volunteer Service Certificates