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Michael Leb
USC Gould School of Law

Michael Leb

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: January 10, 2020




Michael H. Leb has been a full-time neutral since 2008. He has nearly 30 years of broad-based legal experience with a unique blend of traditional labor law, litigation and transactional expertise. He has practiced at Latham & Watkins, held senior executive positions with two Fortune 50 companies and represented plaintiffs at a top-tier trial boutique and as a solo practitioner. His litigation experience includes both the trial and appellate work in public and private sector labor and employment law, including class actions, as well as federal and state court commercial litigation.

Leb serves on numerous panels in arbitration and mediation at the local, state and national levels. In addition, he has held executive staff positions, including as senior vice president of people for Wal-Mart and vice president of labor relations. Most recently, he founded and served as CEO of Choctál LLC.

Leb is a lecturer in law at the USC Gould School of Law, and has been an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He is a frequent speaker on ADR and has published a number of articles on mediation and substantive law issues. Leb graduated from Yale, cum laude, and the University of Michigan Law School.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2022
Re: Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo was interviewed about how immigration shortfalls, like soaring housing prices, are fueling California’s population drop. “A whole assortment of the service sector area has been tremendously affected by a lack of immigrant labor that we haven’t really seen and is just really unprecedented,” she said. “Immigrant labor has been a huge part of the long-term home care sector, and a decline in the population in California has had a significant effect.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
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“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Camille Gear Rich
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“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
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“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.