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Gary E. Scalabrini

Partner
1880 Century Park East 12th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90067-1621

P: 310-552-3400

F: 310-552-0805

E: gscalabrini@gibbsgiden.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Scalabrini represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. He has extensive experience in employment litigation, including defending against class action lawsuits. He has served as lead counsel in all phases of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through trial and appeal, including first chair in jury trials.

Mr. Scalabrini counsels clients in various aspects of human resource management, including employee discipline, employee handbooks, policy review, and claims prevention. He has conducted numerous investigations pertaining to claims of discrimination and sexual harassment. He has lectured extensively on employment issues, including sexual harassment and discrimination. With respect to traditional labor matters, Mr. Scalabrini advises clients in collective bargaining, existing union relations, trust fund obligations, labor disputes, picketing, strikes, and grievances.

Mr. Scalabrini represents employers at the trial and appellate levels of both state and federal courts as well as before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. He has extensive arbitration experience, including litigation before the arbitrator, confirmation of the arbitration award, and appeal of the award.

Mr. Scalabrini advises public and private entities in negotiating and implementing project labor agreements. He has served as outside counsel in negotiating project labor agreements on behalf of owners, public entities, and contractors, including project labor agreements for construction of a multimillion dollar university expansion project, construction of an electrical substation, and construction of a prison.

Mr. Scalabrini has extensive experience in complex business litigation before both trial and appellate courts. He provides expertise in a wide variety of issues, including business torts, contract disputes, trade secrets, and unfair competition. Mr. Scalabrini also has experience in contract creation, review, and negotiation in a wide variety of business transactions.

Appellate Court Experience

Mr. Scalabrini has petitioned for review to the California Supreme Court and filed appellate briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the California Court of Appeal. Mr. Scalabrini has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and the California Court of Appeal. Reported cases include the following: Oxbow Carbon & Minerals, LLC v. Department of Industrial Relations, 194 Cal.App.4th 538(2011); In re Kaypro (Arrow Electronics, Inc. v. Justus) 218 F.3d 1070 (9thCir. 2000); In re Kaypro (Arrow Electronics, Inc. v. Justus) 230 B.R. 400 (9thCir.BAP 1999).