People: David D. Jacobson, Senior Counsel

Photo of David D. Jacobson, Senior Counsel

David D. Jacobson

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1508
Fax: (310) 201-5219
0

Mr. Jacobson is Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Department in the Los Angeles (Century City) office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  His practice primarily involves representation of employers in defense of wage and hour class action lawsuits.  He has experience representing clients in a wide array of industries, including transportation, waste collection, retail, financial services and manufacturing.  Mr. Jacobson also has significant experience litigating complex commercial disputes, and was counsel in several matters involving important California appellate decisions regarding California gaming laws. 

Mr. Jacobson is Senior Counsel in the Labor & Employment Department in the Los Angeles (Century City) office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  His practice primarily involves representation of employers in defense of wage and hour class action lawsuits.  He has experience representing clients in a wide array of industries, including transportation, waste collection, retail, financial services and manufacturing.  Mr. Jacobson also has significant experience litigating complex commercial disputes, and was counsel in several matters involving important California appellate decisions regarding California gaming laws. 

Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law (1987)
  • B.A., Winona State University (1983)

Admissions

  • California

Representative Engagements

  • American Honda Motor Co. adv. Tafolla, Los Angeles County Superior Court No. BC 514857 (putative class action on behalf of all non-exempt employees in California alleging failure to provide meal/rest breaks, failure to pay minimum wage, failure to pay overtime, failure to reimburse expenses, unfair business practices and claim for PAGA penalties)
  • Beauty Systems Group LLC adv. Coles, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court No. BC 359524 (putative class action alleging failure to reimburse travel expenses for beauty product salespeople)
  • Clorox adv. Bergeron, Alameda County Superior Court No. RG 15761191 (putative class action alleging off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal/rest breaks, failure to reimburse expenses and unfair business practices)
  • Comtrak Logistics, Inc. et al. adv. Adame et al., San Bernardino Superior Court No. CIVDS1511291 (putative representative action alleging PAGA penalties based upon misclassification of truck drivers, off the clock work, failure to provide meal/rest periods, failure to provide accurate wage statements and failure to reimburse expenses)
  • Comtrak Logistics et al. adv. Cabrera, U.S.D.C. No. 5:14-cv-02430-VAP (DTBx) (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of truck drivers alleging improper classification as independent contractor, meal/rest period violations, off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime, wage statement violations and unfair business practices) 
  • Comtrak Logistics et al. adv. Barillas, San Bernardino County Superior Court No. CIVDS1411043 (putative class action on behalf of truck drivers alleging improper classification as independent contractor, meal/rest period violations, off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime, wage statement violations and unfair business practices)
  • Del Monte Corporation adv. Bruce, U.S.D.C. No. 16-cv-5891 (N.D. Cal.) (putative class action alleging disparate impact age discrimination, disparate impact disability discrimination and PAGA violations based on alleged failure to provide one day of rest in seven)  
  • Del Monte Corporation adv. Montgomery, Kings County Superior Court No. 13 C 0204 (putative class action alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay minimum wage, off-the clock work, failure to pay overtime, unfair business practices, and claims for PAGA penalties) 
  • Del Monte Foods, Inc. adv. Gamez et al., Fresno County Superior Court No. CGC 14-537122 (putative class action alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay minimum wage, off-the clock work, failure to pay overtime, unfair business practices, and claims for PAGA penalties) 
  • Del Monte Foods, Inc. adv. Cardenas et al., Fresno County Superior Court No. 14 CE CG 03335 (putative class action alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay minimum wage, off-the-clock work, failure to pay overtime and unfair business practices)
  • Del Monte Foods, Inc. adv. Gonzalez, Stanislaus County Superior Court No. 2013170 (putative class action alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay minimum wage, off-the clock work, failure to pay overtime, unfair business practices)
  • Follett Corp. adv. Hinman, Orange County Superior Court No. 03 CC 6456  (putative class action alleging failure to reimburse travel expenses of textbook salespeople)
  • Gate Gourmet, Inc. adv. Little, U.S.D.C. No. 3:16-cv-01084 (S.D. Cal.) (putative class action alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay for all time worked, failure to pay final wages, failure to pay overtime, failure to reimburse business expenses, FLSA violations, PAGA and unfair business practices) 
  • Gate Gourmet, Inc. adv. Gates, U.S.D.C. No. 3:16-cv-02928 (S.D. Cal.) (putative class action alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay for all time worked, failure to pay final wages, failure to pay overtime, failure to reimburse business expenses, FLSA violations, PAGA and unfair business practices)    
  • Goodman Distribution, Inc. adv. Thomas, Riverside County Superior Court No. RIC 1513262 (putative class action alleging unfair business practices of failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to pay final wages, and reimbursement of business expenses)
  • Kelly Services, Inc. adv. Gooding, U.S.D.C. No. 16-CV-3898 (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of employees supplied by Kelly to Vita-Mix alleging Federal and California overtime violations and violations of California meal and rest period laws) 
  • Preferred Response Security Services adv. Grant, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court  No. BC 413046 (putative class action on behalf of group of security guards alleging missed meal and rest breaks, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay final wages, unfair business practices)
  • RadioShack Corporation adv. Apparacio, et al., U.S.D.C. No. CV08-1145 GAF (AJWx) (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees for failure to reimburse expenses for travel to bank to make deposits)
  • RadioShack Corporation adv. Stuart, et al. U.S.D.C. No. C07-04499 EMC (N.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees for failure to reimburse expenses for mileage for transfer of product between neighboring stores)
  • Republic Services, Inc. adv. Cordova, et al., Alameda County Superior Court No. RG 11593578 (putative class action on behalf of hourly employees at waste collection company for failure to provide meal and rest periods and for failure to pay for off the clock work)
  • Republic Services, Inc. adv. Medina, et al., U.S.D.C. No.: CV12-02596 PSG (N.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly garbage truck drivers for failure to provide meal and rest periods and failure to reimburse expenses)
  • Consolidated Disposal Service L.L.C. adv. Mardini, Los Angeles County Superior Court No. BC522487 (putative class action alleging failure to provide compliant wage statements and PAGA).      
  • Republic Services, Inc. adv. Perez, et al., Orange County Superior Court No.: 30-2012-0056005-CU-OE-CXC (putative class action on behalf of hourly garbage truck drivers for failure to provide meal and rest periods and for failure to pay for off the clock work) 
  • Republic Services, Inc. adv. Samano, et al., Orange County Superior Court No. 30-2010-00421264-CU-OE-CXC (putative class action on behalf of line workers at recycling facility alleging missed meal and rest breaks, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay final wages under Labor Code § 203, failure to provide itemized wage statements, and unfair business practices)
  • Republic Waste Services of So. Cal. adv. Checkman, et al., San Diego County Superior Court No. 37-2010-00086105 (putative class action on behalf of security guards and other hourly employees alleging missed meal and rest breaks, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay final wages, and unfair business practices)
  • Sally Beauty Supply LLC adv. Carbajal, et al., San Bernardino County Superior Court No. CIVVS 1004307 (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees alleging missed meal and rest breaks, off the clock work, and failure to provide adequate seating) 
  • Sally Beauty Supply LLC adv. Ponce, et al., U.S.D.C. No.: SACV10-01683 VAP (OPx) (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees alleging missed meal and rest breaks and for failure to pay for off the clock work)
  • Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.  adv. Walrath-Rider, et al., U.S.D.C. Case No.: CV-10-00902 AHM (AGRx) (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly employees at beauty product wholesaler for failure to timely pay final wages)
  • Sally Beauty Supply LLC adv. White, Imperial County Superior Court No. ECU 07851 (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees alleging failure to issue wages by instrument payable on demand without discount, forced patronization, failure to pay all wages, failure to comply with itemized employee wage statement provisions, failure to timely pay all wages, failure to timely pay all final wages, unfair business practices and PAGA)
  • Standard Parking Corporation adv. Aguirre, et al., U.S.D.C. No. CV08-07278 AHM (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly parking attendant employees alleging failure to pay travel time)
  • Standard Parking Corporation adv. Gonzalez, et al., U.S.D.C. No. CV08-07004 AHM (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly parking attendants alleging missed meal and rest breaks)
  • Standard Parking Corporation adv. Jamie, et al., U.S.D.C. No.: CV08-04407 AHM (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly parking attendants alleging missed meal and rest breaks and wage shaving)
  • Walgreen Co. adv. Cayabyab, et al., Case No.: Santa Clara County Superior Court No. 1-06-CV-071163 (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees for failure to provide meal and rest periods)
  • Walgreen Co. adv. Collins, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court No.: BC365439  (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees for failure to provide meal and rest periods)
  • Walgreen Co. adv. Leonardi, et al., U.S.D.C. No. CV08-05204 CAS (SSx) (C.D. Cal.) (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees for failure to provide meal and rest periods)
  • Walgreen Co. adv. Sather, et al., Alameda County Superior Court No. RG09481831 (putative class action on behalf of hourly retail employees for failure to provide meal and rest periods)