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Mitchell F. Boomer

San Francisco

P 415-394-9400
F 415-394-9401


Mitchell F. Boomer is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining the firm in 1992, he has represented employers in all areas of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, trade secret and unfair competition cases in federal and state courts in California, Washington and Nevada.

Mr. Boomer regularly advises clients on employee discipline, layoffs, reductions in force, human resource policies, leave management and disability matters. Mr. Boomer frequently addresses private industry groups on a variety of employment topics, including sexual harassment in the workplace, unfair competition, workplace violence, wage and hour law, preventive employee relations, disability and leave management, and current developments in federal and state labor and employment law.

Prior to entering private practice, he represented the United States government in numerous military courts-martial as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corp while also serving as a military liaison with the United States Attorney’s Office in criminal and civil fraud prosecutions.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, Personnel Committee

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August 1, 2016

California Supreme Court on Arbitration Agreement Silent on Class Action Waivers

August 1, 2016

Does the court or the arbitrator decide whether the parties to an arbitration agreement intended class arbitration where the agreement does not contain an express class action waiver? The California Supreme Court responded that there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer and the issue is a matter of contract determined by state... Read More

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No Class Action for Residential Care Facility Employees Over On-Duty Meal Periods
December 10, 2015

Denying class certification in an action for alleged meal period violations under the California Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order No. Read More

Employer to Pay for Emotional Distress Triggered by Random Workplace Drug Testing
June 19, 2015

This week, in Aro v. Legal Recovery Law Offices, Inc., California Court of Appeal affirmed an intentional infliction of emotional distress award in favor of two employees who were pressured into taking a random, “on-demand” drug test. Read More

Not All Supervisor Misconduct Violates Public Policy Sufficiently to Support Whistleblowing Claims
December 8, 2014

On December 1, 2014, in Ferrick v. Read More