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Todd B. Scherwin

Regional Managing Partner, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
t: 213.330.4450
f: 213.330.4501


Todd Scherwin is managing partner of the Los Angeles office. His litigation practice involves representing employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, including Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions and class actions, employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, trade secret protection, and administrative proceedings.

Todd also regularly counsels employers on dealing with difficult issues with their workforce including state and federal leave laws and wage-hour laws.

Todd has defended employers in civil litigation in state and federal court, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Todd has also defended employers before federal and state administrative agencies including the Department of Labor, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB). He regularly provides human resource training to clients and speaks to employers and employer groups regarding labor and employment issues.

Todd is a member of the HR Advisory Board at the California State University, Long Beach where he is currently a lecturer in the Human Resources Management Program teaching California Labor and Employment Law.

The Recorder named Todd to its “2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track” list, which recognizes 50 attorneys in California with early career accomplishments that indicate they will be tomorrow’s top lawyers and leaders. He was also selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016 and Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Furthermore, Todd was the recipient of the Client Choice Award in 2015.

During law school, he served as an extern to the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Todd was a member of the University of California, San Diego NCAA Baseball Team in college.



  • Class Action and PAGA Claim Defeated with Arbitration Agreement. Todd along with several lawyers from the Los Angeles office defeated a putative wage and hour class action, including a claim for PAGA brought against one of California’s largest safety- traffic providers. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge found that the allegations under PAGA were covered by the arbitration agreement and ordered the individuals to arbitration on an individual basis on their respective PAGA claims.
  • Arbitration Victory in Age Discrimination/Retaliation Lawsuit.
    Todd and John Lattin tried a case on behalf of a large national tool and specialty material supplier. They received a full defense award in a two week long arbitration where Plaintiff, a 25+ year employee alleged millions of dollars in damages stemming from his age discrimination claim.
  • Obtained Monetary Settlement On Behalf of Employer in a Trade Secret Misappropriation/Breach of Duty of Loyalty Claim.
    On behalf of a franchisee of retail shipping, postal, printing and business services obtained a large settlement against a former employee/manager who attempted to steal customers and information from the franchisee.
  • Trial Win in Wage-Hour/Exemption Claim.
    Todd obtained a defense verdict on an overtime misclassification claim after a three day trial in Riverside Superior Court.
  • Summary Judgment Obtained on Behalf of School in Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit.
    Todd along with Nathan Okelberry obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of an elementary school in a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation claim brought by a former employee.

Reported Cases

  • Navarro v. ENCINO MOTORCARS, LLC 780 F.3d 1267

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • The Recorder “2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track”
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012-2014)
  • Super Lawyers (2015)

Professional Activities

Todd serves on the HR Advisory Board at the California State University, Long Beach and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.



Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Wage & Hour Law and Leave Law Update
    California Hotel & Lodging Association Conference
  • Understanding Leave Laws in California
    presented by the Employers Advisory Council of Orange County
  • NAPEO Webinar on Employee Privacy: The Future Wave of Litigation and dealing with Social Networking
  • Intersection of Disability Leave Laws in California
    given by Business and Learning Resources
  • The intersection of the ADA/FEHA and the FMLA/CFRA
    given by Business Learning Resources


  • Not Providing Employees With “Recovery Periods” In TH Shad May Burn Employers California Clubs of Distinction, Q4 2015 Newsletter
  • Beware of How you Pay Your Employees Today … You May Pay More Tomorrow California Clubs of Distinction, Q3 2014 Newsletter
  • Workplace Resolutions Every California Employer Needs to Make and Keep for 2015 California Clubs of Distinction, Q4 2014 Newsletter


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