Law Office of Noah D. Lebowitz
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About

Dedication.

Diligence. Results.

Noah D. Lebowitz represents employees in many types of workplace matters, including harassment, discrimination, equal pay, retaliation, wrongful termination, defamation, breach of contract, and severance negotiations, with expertise in disability discrimination and medical leave related issues.

 
 
 
 
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NOAH D. LEBOWITZ

 

Representative Cases

Ramos v. Superior Court (Winston & Strawn, LLP), 28 Cal.App.5th 1042 (2018) (enforceability of arbitration agreement, sex discrimination, equal pay, and retaliation)

Ellis v. San Francisco State University, 136 F.Supp.3d 1140 (N.D. Cal. 2015) (“Ellis II“) (disability discrimination and unlawful medical exam)

Ellis v. San Francisco State University, 114 F.Supp.3d 884 (N.D. Cal. 2015)  (“Ellis I“) (disability discrimination and unlawful medical exam)

Mamou v. Trendwest Resorts, Inc., 165 Cal.App.4th 686 (2008) (national origin discrimination, retaliation, and defamation)

McCollum v. XCare.net, Inc., 212 F.Supp.2d 1142 (N.D. Cal. 2002) (failure to pay commissions, breach of contract)

Awards & Recognition

2017 CELA Service Award for “exceptional service to California workers and the lawyers who represent them.”

Northern California Super Lawyer, 2009 to present

"10 Superb" AVVO rating

Education

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1996

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
B.A., Political Science & Afro-American Studies, 1992

 

Activities & Affiliations

BAR ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO
Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Law Section (2016- present)

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Chair, Fair Employment & Housing Council Regulations Committee (2014- present)

  • Executive Board Member (2010-2014)

  • Chair, Mentor Committee (2005-2010)

STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA, LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION
Executive Committee (2007-2010)

  • Chair, Education Grant Subcommittee

  • Chair, “Your Legal Rights” Subcommittee

ALAMEDA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

 

Additional Legal Activities

Judge Pro Tem, San Francisco Superior Court

Adjunct Professor, University of California-Hastings College of Law

 

Bar Admissions

California

Representative Speaking Engagements

State Bar of California

 “ADA/FEHA Accommodating Mental Disabilities in the Workplace”, State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section Annual Meeting and Public Sector Conference, Berkeley, April 2016

 “Hot Topics in Disability Discrimination Litigation”, State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section, Litigating a Disability Discrimination Case – Trial Demonstration Seminar, San Francisco, November 2014

 “The Interactive Process:  How to Make it Work Effectively for Employer and Employee,” State Bar Public Sector Conference, Sacramento, May 2011

 “Alphabet Soup: The Intersection of FMLA, CFRA, PDL, FEHA & ADA”, State Bar Annual Conference, Monterey, September 2010

 Bay Area Bar Associations

“‘We Know All About You Already’:  Benefits and Pitfalls of Pre-Hire Background Checks”, Bar Association of San Francisco Labor & Employment Law Section, 41st Annual Yosemite Conference, January 2017

“The ABC’s of EPLI:  What Every Employment Litigator Needs to Know”, Bar Association of San Francisco, Insurance Law Section, San Francisco, October 2014

“New Pregnancy and Disability Regulations”, San Mateo Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section, Redwood City, August 2013

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“Arbitration Update”, Impact Fund Class Action Conference, San Francisco, February 2019

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

“Disability Rights in the Workplace”, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Free MCLE Series, San Francisco, May 2018

“Disability Discrimination in the Workplace”, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Free MCLE Series, San Francisco, June 2014

“Employment Law: Updates on Disability Discrimination in the Workplace”, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Free MCLE Series, San Francisco, February 2013

CELA & NELA

“CELA 2nd Annual Trial College”, (Trainer) San Francisco, June 2015

“Disability 101:   What Every Plaintiffs Employment Lawyer Needs to Know About Handling Disability Cases”, California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Diego, October 2014

“Accommodating Our Lives – Find Out What Religion, Pregnancy, and Disability Have in Common”, California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference, San Jose, October 2013

“Defamation in the Employment Case”, National Employment Lawyers Association 23rd Annual Convention, San Diego, June 2012

Practicing Law Institute

“Accommodating Disabilities and Pregnancy”, Practicing Law Institute’s 2013 California Employment Law Update, San Francisco, September 2013

“Litigating Disability Claims: What Every Practitioner in California Needs to Know”, PLI’s California Employment Law Update, San Francisco, November 2011

“California Leave Laws – Alphabet Soup for Lawyers”, PLI Teleseminar, May 2011

“ADA Update”, PLI’s California Employment Law Update, San Francisco, November 2010