Richard J. Simmons: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Richard J. Simmons


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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Handbooks and Personnel Policies
  • Employee Hiring/Discipline/ Termination
  • Wage and Hour Regulations
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Labor Union Management Relations
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • International Practice
  • Latin American Practice
  • Food and Beverage
University University of Massachusetts, B.A., summa cum laude
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Berkeley, J.D. Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal, now the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law
Admitted1976, California


•Member, California Society for Health Care Attorneys

•Member, American Society for Health Care Attorneys

•Member, Labor Law and Tax Sections, American and Los Angeles Bar Associations

•Member, National Advisory Board, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, published by Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California in Berkeley


Richard J. Simmons is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Simmons represents employers in various labor relations matters involving state and federal wage and hour laws, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and contract arbitrations.


•International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2012

•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2009-2014

•Recognized, Labor & Employment and Labor & Employment Litigation, Legal 500, 2011-2014

•Rainmaking, Daily Journal, 2009

•Top Labor & Employment Attorney, Daily Journal, 2009-2013

•Employment MVP, Law360, 2011

•Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2011-2012

•Who's Who Legal: California, 2008-2009

•Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2008-2014

•Best of the Bar, Labor and Employment, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2007

•Leading lawyer in labor and employment, Chambers USA, 2006-2014

•Appointed by the California Industrial Welfare Commission as a member of three separate Minimum Wage Boards for the State of California


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Richard J. Simmons

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


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