Alan M. Brunswick
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Alan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where he is Chair of the firm’s Entertainment & Media practice and a senior member of the Employment & Labor Group. He focuses on all areas of labor relations and employment law in both union and non-union settings, primarily on behalf of employers,although he also advises several other law firms and major talent agencies on entertainment industry guild and union issues. His extensive experience spans a wide variety of cases involving contract interpretation, wrongful termination, employment discrimination, wage and hour and ERISA disputes. He appears in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner,and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Alan is a former Vice President and in-house counsel for the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers. He has been a speaker at the Practicing Law Institute, the University of South California Institute on Entertainment Law & Business, the UCLA Entertainment Symposium, the Media Law Resource Center, Loyola Law School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Technology & Media Conference and for the Sports & Entertainment Labor Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor & Employment Law, and he recently served as Co-Chair of the 2009 Entertainment Industry Labor & Employment Law Symposium of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Since its inception in 2007, Alan has been annually named to the Hollywood Reporter’s list of “Power Lawyers Top 100 Outside Counsel,” and in 2007, he was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal to its 2007 list of “Who’s Who in L.A. Law” in the category of Labor & Employment Law.