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Michael Leb

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

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod
September 24, 2020
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.

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