Philip L. Reznik

Philip L. Reznik: Attorney with Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt LLP


Phil has been defending and advising employers for over 15 years. He practices in both state and federal court, and before administrative agencies such as the California Labor Commissioner, U.S. Department of Labor, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

He defends against a wide range of employment claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, breach of contract and wrongful termination, as well as wage and hour claims for unpaid overtime, meal and rest break penalties, record keeping violations or other violations of state or federal labor law.

Phil also advises and guides employers through the minefield of state and federal labor and employment regulations, helping them achieve and maintain compliance through proper employee classification, compliance with state and federal leave laws, and accommodation of employee disabilities and religious practices.


Phil has represented and advised both private and public sector employers. Public sector clients include law enforcement, utility, and transportation agencies. Private sector clients range in size from small local businesses to nationwide companies, including hospitals, insurance companies, and hotel chains. Recent positive outcomes for clients include:

•Summary judgment for a municipality against a police officer's claim of retaliation for assisting with another officer's discrimination lawsuit;
•Negotiated dismissal of another officer's claim of failure to reinstate after military leave;
•Dismissal of False Claims Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act claims by psychiatrist claiming non-renewal of hospital contract based on her age and alleged opposition to fraudulent Medicare billing practices;
•Permanent injunctions against a terminated employee and the spouse of another who threatened former supervisors, a supervisor's family members, and co-workers; and
•Dismissal of wage claim by employee of unlicensed contractor who claimed he was employed by client homeowner.

Speaking Engagements

Intellectual Property Protection Through Employment Contracts Under California Law, Guest Speaker: USC School of Regulatory Science (Sept. 2007 and Nov. 2008)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Business acquisition/disposition
  • Employer advice and problem solving
  • Government agency investigations
  • Labor management relations
  • Management training

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
818-508-3733  Phone
818-506-4827  Fax
University Attended:
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, B.A., Cinema Production, 1983
Law School Attended:
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 1999
Year of First Admission:
California; United States District Courts: Central District of California; Northern District of California
Los Angeles County (Member, Employment Section) and American Bar Associations.
Birth Information:
Los Angeles, California, February 23, 1962

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