Michael A. Hood is a Shareholder 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 Californias best employment lawyers
•Orange Coast Magazine, one of Orange Countys best employment lawyers Michael A. Hood
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 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...