- Public Sector Representation
|Law School||University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Law/Society, 1990; University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1999|
|Admitted||1999, California; 2005, U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California|
Todd C. Simonson is a Shareholder in the San Francisco, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Simonson represents public and private sector management in all areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on matters involving public safety employees. He has successfully defended employers against high-profile discrimination and harassment litigation, prevailed in numerous arbitrations and administrative appeals upholding serious disciplinary action, enforced management rights through effective collective bargaining and conducted complex workplace investigations. Mr. Simonson also regularly provides advice and counsel about litigation avoidance, implementing disciplinary actions, collective bargaining issues, and the California Public Safety Officers' and Firefighters' Procedural Bill of Rights Acts.
Mr. Simonson is a sought-after trainer and presents seminars regarding a wide range of subjects, including: mitigation of liability risks; successful hiring practices; retirement issues; implementing and sustaining disciplinary actions; conducting defensible workplace investigations; and, preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Simonson focused his practice at well-regarded local labor and employment firms and was a criminal prosecutor - trying several cases to jury verdict.
Mr. Simonson is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California.
Mr. Simonson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990 and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1999. He earned his law degree while working full-time as a police officer for the City of Oakland.
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