Mitchell F. Kaufman

Attorney Mitchell F Kaufman

Mitchell F. Kaufman

Encino, California

With more than 25 years of experience, Mitch has spent his entire career representing and counseling businesses in a wide range of employment law and business matters, including individual and class action wage and hour lawsuits, wage and hour and audits, Immigration and Customs Enforcement audits, employment investigations, wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment claims, trade secret and shareholder disputes.

Mitch counsels employers throughout California in a diverse range of fields, including action sports, automotive, apparel, retail, food service, hospitality, advertising, manufacturing and technology as to how to avoid and prevent employment disputes. He also regularly trains management and supervisors and speaks to employer groups in the areas of harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention and human resources best practices.

Mitch practices in both state and federal court and also before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the United States Department of Labor, the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Employment Development Department of the State of California and the U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Corporate Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Workplace Solutions, Advice and Training
  • Internal Investigations
  • Employee Handbooks and Procedures
  • Compensation and Commission Agreements
  • Immigration Compliance
  • Severance Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of California Santa Barbara
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Since 2000
  • Top 100 Labor & Employment Lawyers (American Society of Legal Advocates/California)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Labor and Employment Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association


  • Spanish