David Rosenfeld received his B.A. from Brown University where he was active in the student movement. He attended Boalt Hall (Berkeley School of Law) where he found that labor law was a perfect fit. He was inspired by David Feller who taught labor law for many years at Berkeley Law.
He joined his current firm in 1973 and is now a partner in Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld in Alameda, California. It is one of the largest union side law firms in the country.
David is a frequent presenter at union lawyer conferences and has written many papers presented to the union labor bar on subjects such as RICO, food safety, union security, accretion, access to multi-employer sites, bargaining tactics, Chevron deference, Landrum-Griffin Reporting, and NLRB issues.
He has argued many cases in the appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and many of the federal circuit courts of appeals. David has also litigated many important NLRB cases including precedent setting cases. Regretfully he has not won all of those cases.
He is a frequent presenter to union groups on diverse issues such as FMLA, hiring halls, use of wage and hour laws to organize, use of employment laws to enforce collective rights, expressive activity and boycotting, service as a steward, and officer training. He is widely known for his presentation on “Offensive Bargaining” and his book of the same name. .
David has taught at Berkeley Law since 2005. He has developed and taught a seminar entitled “Representing Low Wage Workers.” He has taught the basic Labor Law Course and developed seminars entitled “The Law of Organizing Workers” and “Current Topics in Employment and Labor Law.” He has also taught his Representing Low Wage Workers at Hastings College of the Law.
He has recently co-authored a book entitled “California Workers Rights” published by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment UC Berkeley and its recent 2013 supplement. He also co-authored the practitioner comments in the recently issued treatise “Labor Law Analysis and Advocacy” by Robert A. Gorman and Matthew W. Finkin published by Juris Publishing (2013). He is also a member of the Labor Law Group.
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