B.A., Yale University, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), Order of the Coif
Tony has practiced labor and employment law exclusively since 1981, and joined in founding the firm in 1992. He is a frequent speaker on public and private sector labor law, including at Stanford University, UCLA, UC Irvine, USC, the American Bar Association, the National Academy of Arbitrators, the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance and the Federation of European Screenwriters.
Tony’s publications include “The Wrong Pocket: Union Liability for Health and Safety Hazards,” 4 Industrial Relations Law Journal 390 (1981); and “Strike Zone,” Los Angeles Lawyer, Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2001). He is a contributing editor to the California Public Sector Labor Relations and California Public Sector Employment Law treatises.
Tony’s areas of expertise include entertainment industry labor relations, construction industry labor law, and legislative advocacy and drafting. He frequently testifies before legislative committees regarding pending legislation, and has participated in the drafting of numerous public sector collective bargaining statutes, including those covering trial court employees, home health care workers, and subsidized childcare providers.
Tony is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been designated a “Southern California Super Lawyer” in every year since 2004. In 2012 and 2013, the Daily Journal included him on its list of top labor and employment lawyers in California. In 2007, the Hollywood Reporter named Tony to its list of Top 100 Power Lawyers. Since 2005, Tony has served as General Counsel to Writers Guild of America, West, Inc.
Bar Admissions: California