David Lewin, Ph.D., is the Neil H. Jacoby Professor Emeritus of Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Managing Director and Head of the Labor & Employment and Human Capital Practices at the Berkeley Research Group (BRG). He is a recent past President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and presently chairs the LERA’s Strategic Thinking Committee.
Dr. Lewin is the author of many published works on such topics as human resource strategy, human resource management practices and business performance, workplace and organizational dispute resolution, and compensation and reward systems, including executive compensation and public sector compensation. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, is a Director and Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, and is a founder and faculty member of the Columbia Business School/New York City Police Department Police Management Institute (PMI).
Dr. Lewin consults widely on human resource management issues with business, government and voluntary organizations in the United States and abroad and also serves as an expert witness in employment litigation. Among his current expert retentions are numerous matters involving the reasonableness of executive compensation, especially in privately held companies, alleged gender and racial discrimination in employee compensation, alleged improper practices involving the determination and payment of sales employee commissions, and disputes over independent contractor vs. employee status. In these and related matters, he has often testified at trial in Federal, state and local courts, administrative law courts, U.S. Tax court, and in arbitration proceedings.