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

Charles F. Barker


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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 a labor partner in the firm's Los Angeles office where he specializes in labor and employment law matters on behalf of management.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Barker has tried numerous state and federal cases involving claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unfair labor practices, overtime compensation, and other labor-related issues. He has extensive experience representing employers in discrimination and wage and hour class actions. He 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, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

Mr. Barker also counsels employers with regard to wage and hour laws and regulations, 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, chemical and paint manufacturers, entertainment, lodging, high-tech manufacturing, and professional services firms.


•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2013, 2014

•Southern California Super Lawyer, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

•Top Labor & Employment Lawyers, Chambers & Partners', 2009-2013


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Office Information

Charles F. Barker

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


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