Peter Felsenfeld handles a broad range of litigation matters, including insurance coverage disputes, reinsurance, bad faith liability actions, contractual disputes, construction defect and complex securities actions. He has served as coverage counsel for major commercial general liability and professional liability insurers throughout the United States.
Mr. Felsenfeld has litigated numerous employment disputes, including wage and hour, misclassification and wrongful termination cases. He regularly advises and counsels employers regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Felsenfeld joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in October 2014 as a result of the merger of Hinshaw and the Los Angeles-based firm of Barger & Wolen LLP, where he participated in Barger's summer associate program.
Mr. Felsenfeld's law school accomplishments include having received Witkin Awards for Legal Writing and Research, and for Negotiation and Settlement.
- The State Bar of California, Member
- "Pros and Cons of Public Agency Captives," co-author, Risk Management, February 2016.
- "Compliance: Employers closely watching Supreme Court’s ruling in Canning," InsideCounsel, March 2014
- "The Rise and Fall of Captive Reinsurers in the Mortgage Market,"co-author, Risk Management, February 2014
- "Companies Increasingly Look To Captive Insurance,"co-author, Daily Journal, November 14, 2013
- "High Sovereignty Stakes in Card Dealer Case," quoted with regard to NLRB decision that blackjack dealers in Native American Casino can unionize, Workforce, October 14, 2013
- "Common Carrier Insurance," Chapter 48 (Revised), "California Insurance Law and Practice," LexisNexis Matthew Bender, August 2012
- Sixth Circuit: Telling Supervisor to stop Harassing Conduct is Protected Activity Under Title VI
- Court Shoots down ADA Discrimination Claim Premised on Employer's Alleged Embarrassment
- Oakland Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Requirements take Effect this Week
- Eighth Circuit Holds that Supervisor's Bizarre Conduct does not Constitute Discrimination
- Fifth Circuit Hands down Mixed Ruling on Validity of Later-Added Arbitration Clause
- After NLRB v. Canning: A Practical Guide for Employers
- Supreme Court Strikes NLRB Recess Appointments
- Employment Discrimination Plaintiff Cannot Change Legal Theories at Trial
- Rite aid Cashiers can Proceed with Class Action
- Compliance: Employers closely watching Supreme Court’s ruling in Canning
- Obama Administration Relaxes Employer Mandate
- Obama Administration Bends Individual Mandate Rules
- California Restaurant Managers get Second Chance at Class Action
- California Will Not Allow Health Insurers to Reinstate Coverage
- Obamacare Chaos: Two Lessons for Employers
- Senate Passes LGBT Workplace Anti-Discrimination Bill
- Pro-Union Attorney to Head NLRB
- Courts may Certify Class Claims Where Damages Differ
- EEOC Ordered To Pay Attorney’s Fees and Costs After Bogus Discrimination Case
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J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2008
B.A., San Francisco State University, 2000
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California