Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

11377 W. Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064, United States
Phone: 310-914-7980
Fax: 310.312.3100
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • New York
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Clanging: Here Come Those New Steel and Aluminum Tariffs!

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed two Presidential Proclamations, one dealing with additional tariffs on steel and the other with additional tariffs on aluminum. As has been widely reported in the general press, those…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Steel & Aluminum: Tough Tariffs, Tough Road Ahead?

Earlier today, President Trump announced his intention to adopt the recommendations of the Dept. of Commerce and impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The formal signing is said to be taking place “next week.”…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Miscellaneous Employment Law Developments

A. California WARN Act - 1. Layoffs Of Any Length Require Compliance with Cal-WARN - In The Internat. Brotherhood of Boilermakers etc. v. NASSCO etc., 17 Cal. App. 5th 1105 (Nov. 30, 2017), the employer notified 90…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Free Speech Issues

A. Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Policy)Law, Code of Civil Procedure § 425.16 - 1. Anti-SLAPP Statute Does Not Provide a Safe-Harbor Against Employee FEHA Lawsuits, Even if the Claims Arise Partially from…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law


1. Excluding claims arising from Confidentiality provision from the arbitration clause was substantively unconscionable - In Farrar v. Direct Commerce, Inc., 9 Cal. App. 5th 1257, review filed 4/28/17, a successful…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Wage and Hour Law

A. Federal Court Decisions - 1.No Administrative Exemption for Mortgage Underwriters - In McKeen-Chaplin v. Provident Sav. Bank, 862 F.3d 847 (9th Cir. 2017), the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court’s holding that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

National Labor Relations Act

A. The “New” National Labor Relations Board Decisions and Memos - As of this past fall, following confirmation of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel as new members of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), that agency…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Premerger Notifications and Interlocking Directorates: FTC Increases Thresholds

On January 26, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced their annual update to the size-of-transaction thresholds for both premerger notifications and interlocking directorates. The FTC revises these thresholds annually…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions

New California Laws

1. California Salary History Ban - AB 168, which enacted California Labor Code Section 432.3, is intended to promote equal pay, particularly between men and women. In passing AB 168, which went into effect on January 1, 2018,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New New York Laws

1. NY State Paid Family Leave Law Goes into Effect - In 2016, New York State adopted a 12-week paid family leave policy for New York employees (the “Paid Leave Law”). Once fully implemented, the Paid Leave Law will provide…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

How Does the Suspension of Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions Impact Your Trust or Estate?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspends miscellaneous itemized deductions (i.e., those deductions subject to a 2% floor) from 2018 through 2025, creating an incentive for taxpayers to try and characterize their expenses as giving…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

New Tariffs: Trade War Washing Ashore?

On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced the imposition of safeguard tariffs on solar cells and modules. Much has been said in the general press about this case, but only now is the key…more
 /  Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

#MeToo Can Be #Costly

General Rule- Deduction for Settlement Payments. If an employer settles a claim made by an employee (or former employee), the employer may generally claim a deduction for the amount that is paid to the employee to resolve…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Border Searches of Electronic Devices

Earlier this month, MSK attorneys David Rugendorf and Frida Glucoft published an Alert summarizing the latest directive issued by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding the search of electronic devices. A copy of their…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Has Your Partnership or LLC Agreement Been Updated to Comply with the New Tax Rules?

The new partnership audit rules substantially change the audit procedures for partnerships (including multi-member LLCs) and may require that you update certain provisions within your partnership or LLC agreement to maintain…more
 /  Business Organizations, Taxation
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