Michael A. Hood

Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Newport Beach,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(949) 885-1360

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
University University of Southern California, A.B., magna cum laude, 1971
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1976 Order of the Coif, Member, Law Review
Admitted1976, California; 1977, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
American Bar Association
California Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association (CA)


Michael A. Hood is a Principal and the Litigation Manager for the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has over 36 years of experience in the employment law field.

Mr. Hood has counseled and represented management in a broad variety of matters, including wage and hour class actions, wrongful termination cases, employment discrimination charges and cases, union related matters, employee benefit matters and litigation, trade secrets matters, and sexual harassment allegations and cases. Mr. Hood has tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court. He has handled 30 class actions, including being one of the few attorneys in the state to try two class actions: Settle v. Automobile Club of Southern California and Felix v. Automobile Club of Southern California.

Honors and Recognitions

Los Angeles Magazine, one of Southern California's best employment lawyers
Orange Coast Magazine, one of Orange County's best employment lawyers


June 24, 2014

California High Court: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Valid, But Waivers of Representative Actions under State Law Are Not

June 24, 2014

The Federal Arbitration Act preempts California law disfavoring enforcement of a class action waiver in employment arbitration agreements, the California Supreme Court has held, overruling its prior holding to the contrary in Gentry v. Superior Court, 42 Cal. 4th 443 (2007). Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC, No. S204032 (Cal.

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August 17, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 17, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective

August 5, 2013

Jackson Lewis

Michael Hood Joins Jackson Lewis in Orange County

August 5, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (August 5, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Michael A. Hood has joined the firm's Orange County office as Partner. Mr. Hood, previously a partner at Paul Hastings, brings with him extensive class action litigation


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Michael A. Hood

5000 Birch Street, Suite 5000
Newport BeachCA 92660


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