Charles F. Barker: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Charles F. Barker

Partner and General Counsel
Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Health and Safety Regulations/OSHA
  • Employment Agreements
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Wage and Hour Regulations
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Labor Union Management Relations
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Food and Beverage
University University of Southern California, A.B., 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1976 Order of the Coif
AdmittedAmerican; California


•Member, Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Labor Law Section


Charles F. Barker is the firm's General Counsel. He remains a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Barker has tried numerous state and federal cases involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, overtime compensation, and other labor-related issues. He has extensive experience representing employers in discrimination and wage and hour class actions and has successfully tried four such cases. He also represents employers before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor, and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Mr. Barker counsels employers with regard to wage and hour laws and regulations, trade secrets, union matters, and other state and federal laws regulating the employer. He has assisted companies resisting unionization and has experience in collective bargaining, arbitrations, and strikes.

Mr. Barker has assisted and counseled clients in the following industries: insurance, aerospace, retail, finance, trucking, manufacturers, entertainment, lodging, temporary services, and professional services firms.


•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013-2015
•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008-2011, 2013-2015
•Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, Chambers & Partners', 2009-2013

Publications & News


• New California Employment Laws and Significant Employment Decisions in 2012, Business Law News, Issue 1, p. 36, 2013


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Office Information

Charles F. Barker

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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