Gilbert & Sackman

A Law Corporation
Los Angeles, CA

This is the 2019 fellowship description for this mentor organization. This fellowship has been awarded to Viridiana Chabolla Mendoza from University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Founded in 1945, Gilbert & Sackman represents labor organizations and multiemployer trust funds, as well as employees in class action litigation centered on wage and hour and ERISA claims. We are proud to work with unions and their leaders and members as they fight to bring justice and dignity to American workplaces. We understand that we are members of teams led by workers, and we strive to bring effective and creative legal tools to that collective effort. Union lawyers work best when they understand that litigation and advice must be coordinated with direct worker power and solidarity. 

As a Peggy Browning Fellow, you can expect to work closely with our attorneys in crafting legal arguments for use in judicial, administrative and arbitration proceedings and to assist in consulting with union leaders. You will gain a deeper understanding of federal and state labor and employment laws, and observe one or more proceedings in court or before the NLRB or an arbitrator. We are currently providing legal support to a large-scale organizing campaign, sponsored jointly by our client, United Steelworkers, and by the AFL-CIO, to organize Los Angeles-area car wash workers. A Peggy Browning Fellow will be involved in or exposed to this campaign.

Gilbert & Sackman will pay more than the established $6,000 Fellowship stipend for the ten-week commitment, depending on your experience.

In addition to the basic application requirements (cover letter, application form, essays, resume), applicants for this fellowship must also include a writing sample and a transcript (when available).

Address cover letter to:

Jay Smith, Esq.
Gilbert & Sackman, A Law Corporation
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2732