Greg Knopp Named Among Top Labor Lawyers in California

(Los Angeles) Daily Journal has named Gregory W. Knopp, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, to its 2012 list of California’s top labor and employment lawyers.

Mr. Knopp was recognized for his work on behalf of client Starbucks, focusing on his defense of class actions. Daily Journal cited his successful defense in Starbucks v. Superior Court, a case in which, after an initial finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing, the Superior Court allowed plaintiffs’ counsel to find a new plaintiff. An appeals court later reversed this discovery order. Mr. Knopp’s work in York v. Starbucks Corp., a case in which a putative class alleged a variety of wage and hour claims, was also noted. While the matter is ongoing, a court has denied class certification and granted Starbucks’ summary judgment on several claims.

To read the recognition, please click here.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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