Faculty Profiles

Steven Kaplan

Steven J. Kaplan

Lecturer in Law
B.A. UC Berkeley, 1974
J.D. UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law, 1978

Steve Kaplan will co-teach Employment Law with Scott Ames. Mr. Kaplan currently operates his own law practice in Los Angeles. His practice includes civil trial, appellate and administrative agency work in many areas of labor, employment, and civil rights law, representing individual employees, labor unions and employers. He has won six and seven-figure results for victims of wrongful termination and discrimination, and has successfully represented employers and employees in trade secret cases.

Among the labor organizations he has represented are the American Federation of Musicians, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, the Graphic Communications International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and the Screen Actors Guild.

Mr. Kaplan frequently speaks at continuing education conferences. His publications in the field of labor and employment law have appeared in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Los Angeles Lawyer, and California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly among others. He has been recognized as a California Super Lawyer since 2005, and was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2010.

Mr. Kaplan earned his B.A. in History with Great Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley, and his J.D. from UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law.