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Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: September 16, 2020




Thomas Lenz handles all aspects of labor and employment law issues and heads the traditional labor and National Labor Relations Board practices at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. He works with employers in all major industries across California and the West. Lenz currently serves as chair of the Labor and Employment Section for the State Bar of California. He also serves as a lecturer in law, teaching at the USC Gould School of Law.

Lenz began his law practice with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 21, in Los Angeles, where he investigated and tried unfair labor practice cases, ran workplace elections, and acted as an administrative hearing officer. He has been named one of the Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States by Labor Relations Institute, and received a commendation from the NLRB’s general counsel while an NLRB attorney (1988-1992). He earned his JD from Louisiana State University and his BA from Marquette University. He teaches Labor Arbitration. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The New Yorker
September 21, 2020
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”

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