Continuing Education Presentations

Michael D. Singer – Continuing Education Presentations

Case Law/Legislative Update

  • SDCBA 2019 Labor & Employment Conference
  • April 2019

Wage and Hour Issue Spotting for Workers Compensation Applicant Attorneys

  • S.F. Chapter CAAA
  • March 2019

Wage and Hour Law

  • Legal Aid at Work, Workers’ Rights Clinic
  • USD, March 2019

Rest Breaks Post-Augustus

  • California Employment Lawyers Association 14th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar
  • May 2018

Case Law/Legislative Update

  • 2018 Labor & Employment Conference: Updates & Hot Topics
  • April 2018

Class Actions

  • San Diego Worker’s Rights Clinic
  • April 2018

Procedural Issues and Nuts and Bolts of PAGA

  • Litigating PAGA Claims 2018
  • March 2018

Nuts and Bolts Series: PAGA – Overview of Procedural Issues and Recent Developments

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • March 2017

Advanced PAGA Issues

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2016 Annual Convention

Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Laws

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference
  • June 2015

Reviewing The California Supreme Court’s Most Active Year Yet For Wage And Hour Decisions

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 53rd Annual Convention
  • San Francisco, California November, 2014

Wage and Hour Litigation: Impact of Recent Blockbuster Supreme Court Decisions, including an update on Duran, Ayala, Iskanian decisions

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 27th Annual Employment Law Conference
  • San Diego, California October, 2014

Recent Developments in Class Action Law

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Sixth Annual Class Action Symposium
  • San Diego, California May, 2014

Strategic Discovery: Truth and Consequences

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Labor and Employment Section Saturday Seminar
  • Los Angeles, California April, 2014

Practical Tips from Seasoned Employment Lawyers: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

  • Keynote Speaker: Bad Facts Make Bad Law
  • 2013 California Employment Lawyers Annual Conference
  • San Jose, California October, 2013

Federal Class Action Trial Methodology for Wage & Hour Cases

  • 2013 Annual Mid-Year Wage & Hour Conference
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education
  • San Diego, California June, 2013

Preparing and Taking Your Class Action to Trial, Part 2

Dealing with Post-Certification Issues and

Customizing A Successful Trial Plan

California Employment Lawyers Association

Ninth Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar:

Getting To and Through a Class Action Trial

Los Angeles, California April, 2013

Wage & Hour Law Compliance for Business Law Practitioners

  • Continuing Education of the Bar
  • UCLA, March, 2013

Class Re-Action (Podcast Episode 1)

  • Current Case Issue Review
  • The Complex Litigator, Feb., 2013 MCLE Accredited Link.
  • Available at thecomplexlitigator.com

Life After Brinker

  • 2012 Mid-Year Wage and Hour Conference:
  • Beyond Brinker
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education
  • San Diego, California June 2012

Piece Rate Calculations, Cases, and Minimum Wage Class Actions

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 8th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar
  • San Francisco, California May 2012

Brinker: The Aftermath:

Meal & Rest Breaks, Wage & Employment Law in California

  • Bridgeport Continuing Education
  • Los Angeles, California May 2012

Brinker Podcast at CEB.Com

View from the Plaintiff's Bar:

Post-Concepcion Cases and Strategies

  • American Conference Institute, September 2011
  • 13th Annual National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions

Limitations of AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion; Recent Developments in Class Certification Cases in Appellate and Trial Courts: PredominanceRulings, Statistical ExtrapolationIssues, Decertification motions, andPost-Certification Trial Preparation

  • 2011 Mid-Year Wage and Hour Conference, San Diego
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education, June 2011

Panel Discussion: Thirty Cases in Thirty Minutes

  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 7th Annual Advanced Wage and Hour Seminar
  • Los Angeles, California April, 2011

Wage And Hour Compliance For Business Law Practitioners

  • Continuing Education for the Bar
  • Los Angeles, California April 2011

Panel Discussion: Bringing and Opposing Class Certification - the Tried, the True, and the New

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 3d Annual Class Action Seminar, October 2010

Wage and Hour Class Action Primer

  • North County San Diego Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, September 2010

Certification, Decertification, and Post-Certification Trial Preparation

  • 2010 Mid Year Wage and Hour Conference, San Diego
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education, June 2010

Settlement, ADR, Arbitration: Making the Call on Which to Do and How to Get the Best ResultsOnce the Call Is Made (with Jeffrey D. Wohl, Esq. of Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker)

  • American Conference Institute, October 2009
  • Eighth Annual National Advanced Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions

Settlement Pitfalls and Objectors (with Hon. Timothy B. Taylor, Hon. Leo S. Pappas, Hon. Jan M. Adler, Robin A. Wofford, Esq.of Wilson Kosmo Turner, Timothy G. Blood, Esq. of Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins)

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, October 2009
  • Second Annual Class Action Symposium

Before the Retainer is Signed: Reality Check on the Costs of Litigating Class ActionsAfter the Handshake: 10 Critical Terms in MOU's and SettlementAgreements to Protect the Rights of Class Members

Current Issues In Settling Wage & Hour Class Actions

  • 2009 Mid Year Wage and Hour Conference, San Diego
  • Bridgeport Continuing Education, June 2009

Assessing the Merits of a Class Action Case

Meal and Rest Period Law After Brinker

  • Bridgeport Seminars, Los Angeles, December 2008

The Impact of Brinker

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • October 2008

Beyond the Number: Negotiating Wage and Hour Class Action Mediations

and Settlement Terms

  • Bridgeport Seminars, San Diego, CA June 2008

Employment Practice Workshop for Mediators

  • JAMS Institute, San Francisco, March 2008

Pre-Certification Communications with Class Members

  • Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, November 2007

Wage and Hour Class Actions: View From the Plaintiff's Bar

  • American Conference Institute, October 2007

Spotting the Class Action Plaintiff

  • San Diego County Bar Association, September 2007

Wage and Hour Litigation Conference:

Preparing for and Excelling in Mediations

  • Bridgeport Seminars, June 2007

Getting To and Through a Class Action Trial:

Class Action Trial Plans (with Hon. Ronald Sabraw, Mark Theirman,

Esq. Eve Cervantez, Esq., and David Borgen, Esq.)

  • California Employment Lawyers Association, May 2007

Wage and Hour Appellate Issues

  • Bridgeport Seminars, January 2007

A Behind the Scenes Look at Rest and Meal Period Issues:

  • Proposed DLSE Regulations, LC226.7 Cases on Appeal
  • San Diego County Bar Association, April 2005

Developments in Rest and Meal Period Class Actions

  • Orange County Bar Association, March 2005

Career Satisfaction, Renewal and Resilience for Lawyers and Judges

  • Ash Grove Group
  • Breakout group facilitator
  • October 2003

Class Action Procedure

  • CK-Seminars, November 2002, December 2002, January 2003

Enjoying the Practice of Law

  • Legal ReVision Seminars, April 2001

Career Satisfaction and Fulfillment for Lawyers

  • Legal ReVision Seminars, November 1999

Michael D. Singer Bio

Successfully Recovered Settlements for Over a Million Workers

  • Amazon

    Claims on behalf of warehouse employees for unpaid wages due to company practice requiring employees to go through on-premises security searches after clocking out for meal periods and at the end of the day, as well as failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

  • Ashley Furniture

    Case brought on behalf of commission furniture sales associates for recovery of minimum wages. Class certified and on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • EasySaver Rewards

    Case alleging that Provide Commerce, Inc., owner of multiple internet companies, including Pro Flowers, fraudulently transmitted customer's credit card, debit card, and/or pay pal information to Encore Marketing, Inc. a third party, which charged the card or account without the authorization of the customer.

  • JK Residential

    Claim for failure to pay minimum wage to apartment managers.

  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

    Case brought on behalf of all California-based current and former hourly employees alleging Kaiser failed to pay all hourly and overtime wages due to Kaiser’s rounding of time entries, provide itemized wage statements, and to pay wages of terminated employees.

  • Massage Envy

    Case brought on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

  • PICS

    Claim for failure to pay travel time and provide all meal periods.

  • Shelly Automotive

    Case brought on behalf of automobile or service technicians or mechanics for failure to pay wages for all hours worked, failure to pay the proper overtime rate, and failure to authorize and permit meal and rest breaks.

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Upholding the Rights of Californians Since 1982
  • Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq.
  • Isam C. Khoury, Esq.
  • Diana M. Khoury, Esq.
  • Michael D. Singer, Esq.
  • Jeff Geraci, Esq.
  • J. Jason Hill, Esq.
  • Kristina De La Rosa
  • Rosemary Khoury
  • Amber J. Worden
  • Bridgette Valdez
  • Matthew P. Atlas
  • Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq. Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq.

    Partner & Founder

    Timothy Cohelan was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine (Clay Award) in 1996. As the author of Cohelan On California Class Actions (Thompson-West 1997-2020 ), Cohelan is often consulted regarding class action practice by other lawyers.
    Timothy D. Cohelan, Esq. Photo
  • Isam C. Khoury, Esq. Isam C. Khoury, Esq.

    Partner & Founder

    Mr. Khoury, a founding Partner of the firm, has been selected as a Southern California/San Diego Super Lawyer for the years 2011-2021 and has received the Martindale Hubble Judicial AV preeminent rating. He received his B.A from U.C.S.D and received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1973.
    Isam C. Khoury, Esq. Photo
  • Diana M. Khoury, Esq. Diana M. Khoury, Esq.

    Partner

    Diana M. Khoury, Partner, received a law degree from Western State University in 1986 and is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in 1975. She is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in 1987.
    Diana M. Khoury, Esq. Photo
  • Michael D. Singer, Esq. Michael D. Singer, Esq.

    Managing Partner

    Michael’s practice is devoted to representing employees and consumers in class actions, cases under the Private Attorneys General Act, and other complex litigation. He has been in practice over 35 years and has served as the managing partner at Cohelan Khoury & Singer for over 15 years.
    Michael D. Singer, Esq. Photo
  • Jeff Geraci, Esq. Jeff Geraci, Esq.

    Partner

    Jeff Geraci is a 1982 graduate of Pitzer College with a degree in Sociology. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and has practiced employment law for twenty-nine years.
    Jeff  Geraci, Esq. Photo
  • J. Jason Hill, Esq. J. Jason Hill, Esq.

    Partner

    J. Jason Hill has been in practice for over 25 years and joined Cohelan Khoury & Singer in 2007. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Communications. He received his J.D. degree in 1995.
    J. Jason  Hill, Esq. Photo
  • Kristina De La Rosa Kristina De La Rosa

    Associate

    Kristina De La Rosa, Attorney, was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from UC San Diego in 2006 with a B.A. in Psychology, where she was also a 4- year member of the Women’s NCAA intercollegiate soccer team. She received her law degree from Santa Clara Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the California state bar in the same year.
    Kristina  De La Rosa Photo
  • Rosemary Khoury Rosemary Khoury

    Associate

    Rosemary Khoury, Attorney, graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in English. She received her law degree cum laude from the University of San Diego and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2020.
    Rosemary  Khoury Photo
  • Amber J. Worden Amber J. Worden

    Paralegal

    Ms. Worden is a certified paralegal and has been with the firm for 19 years. She was named Senior Paralegal after receiving a certificate in Business Litigation with Honors from the University of San Diego’s Paralegal Program.
    Amber J. Worden Photo
  • Bridgette Valdez Bridgette Valdez

    Office Administrator

    Bridgette Valdez has 28 years of professional experience in law firm administration. Ms. Valdez is responsible for overseeing all operations of the firm.
    Bridgette  Valdez Photo
  • Matthew P. Atlas Matthew P. Atlas

    Paralegal

    Matthew is a certified paralegal and a graduate of the University of San Diego Paralegal Program. He has been working in the legal profession for approximately 20 years.
    Matthew P. Atlas Photo
  • Top 100 Settlements 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell 2021
  • Consumer Attorneys California
  • CELA
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"In the highest tradition of pro bono service to the community, they [plaintiffs' counsel] have waived that right [to attorney's fees]. It is so commendable that their interests in the community so override their personal financial interest that they would voluntarily, not under compulsion, and not under the court's suggestion, that they would voluntarily say ‘we waive our right to attorney's fees’. How marvelous that you would do so.” 

– Hon. William McCurine, Jr., United States Magistrate Judge

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