SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C. announced today that Jeffrey A. Dinkin has joined the firm as a Shareholder, in its Santa Barbara office. Mr. Dinkin will continue to focus his practice on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law.
"Jeff has an outstanding reputation and broad industry experience and knowledge which makes him an excellent choice to expand Stradling's employment practice," said David Lafitte, Shareholder and Director at Stradling.
Mr. Dinkin's practice includes both private and public sector labor relations, where he represents employers from startup companies developing personnel policies and employee handbooks to serving the needs of established companies as they expand into California. Mr. Dinkin has litigated labor, employment, and discrimination cases, as well as wage and hour class actions, in state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels. He has handled contractual and disciplinary matters in administrative proceedings before arbitrators and governmental agencies and brings over 20 years experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
"Stradling has an excellent reputation. It is a well-established regional firm with six offices strategically located throughout California, which provides a terrific platform for my practice. I am really looking forward to helping the firm continue its expansion efforts on the West Coast," said Mr. Dinkin.
Mr. Dinkin earned his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law and his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley. Bar admissions include the State of California and Nevada.
He is a member of the National Human Resources Association, Ventura Chapter where he previously served on the board. He is also an active member and speaker for the Santa Barbara Human Resources Association and will be presenting a 2013 employment law update at the Canary Hotel located at 31 W. Carrillo Street in Santa Barbara, on Thursday, May 30th at 7:30AM.
Mr. Dinkin joins Stradling from Sheppard Mullin where he was a partner in the firm's Santa Barbara office.
Stradling is one of the West Coast's leading business law firms with 115 attorneys practicing in seven offices including Newport Beach, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica. The firm has been recognized for its expertise, responsiveness and outstanding client service and received 2013 designations from U.S. News in its Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings as well as Chambers and Partners.
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