Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. November 2016, Volume 30, No. 6

THE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION’S New Executive Committee Members

Ari Krantz is a partner at Leonard Carder, LLP, where he advises and represents employees, labor unions, and other progressive nonprofits. Mr. Krantz litigates cases at all levels of the state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings and in arbitration. Mr. Krantz’s clients rely on him for expertise in strategic campaigns to effect systemic change. Mr. Krantz’s practice includes work on progressive legislation, free speech and government in the sunshine matters, negotiation, mediation, appellate advocacy and law reform litigation.

In his pro bono work, Mr. Krantz represents unaccompanied minors who have fled from Central America to seek asylum. He also lectures at Berkeley Law and contributes to legal treatises and other professional development projects.

Mr. Krantz received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden Public Interest Scholar. Mr. Krantz then served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ellen Breen Burns in the Federal District of Connecticut.

Christy J. Kwon is a supervisory attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), San Francisco regional office. The NLRB is tasked with safeguarding employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to form a union. Ms. Kwon currently supervises a team of field attorneys who investigate and litigate unfair labor practices charges and union representation petitions in administrative law forums. Ms. Kwon is responsible for and coordinates the regional office’s injunction litigation program in federal district courts.

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