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Thomas Lenz
USC Gould School of Law

Thomas Lenz

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: September 25, 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 is past 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

Law 360
May 20, 2022
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted in a story about Apple Store union organizers hoping to be as successful in unionizing as Starbucks workers. He said employers need to be aware of how fast news travels between different store locations. "It is completely foreseeable that employees in vastly different locations will be in touch and tracking what's going on and perhaps trying to coordinate their efforts in the best way to get a win if they're seeking representation," Lenz said. Story is behind paywall.

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