1 Program with James M. Finberg Starting with "S"
James M. Finberg is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP in San Francisco, where he specializes in employment discrimination and wage/hour class actions, having served as co-lead counsel for plaintiff classes in the following cases, among others: Rosenburg v. Int’l Bus. Machines Corp., No. CV 06-00430 PJH (N.D. Cal.) ($65 million settlement of wage and hour class and collective action granted approval in 2007); Satchell v. Federal Express Corp., C03-2659 SI; C03-2878 SI (N.D. Cal.) (settlement of $55 million, plus comprehensive injunctive relief, of race and national origin discrimination claims granted approval in 2007); Butler v. Home Depot, No. C94-4335 SI (settlement of $87.5 million, plus comprehensive injunctive relief, in gender discrimination case in 1998); Frank v. United Airlines, No. C92 -0692 MJJ (N.D. Cal.) ($36.5 million gender discrimination settlement in 2004); and Giannetto v. CSC Corp., No. CV 03-8201 (C.D. Cal.) ($24 million settlement of wage/hour case in 2005). Mr. Finberg received a B.A. in 1980 from Brown University and a J.D. in 1983 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. In 2005, he served as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco. From 2008 to 2010 and from 1997 to 1998, he served as Co-Chair of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Finberg has been listed as one of the Top 100 “Super Lawyers” in Northern California since 2005. Since 2005, he has also been listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for labor and employment Law. In the Spring Semester of 2008, he served as an adjunct professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he taught Employment Discrimination Law. In 2009, he was named a "California Lawyer of the Year" by California Lawyer Magazine in the field of civil rights. He is a member of the NELA Executive Board.