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David Kornbluh has more than 25 years of business litigation and trial experience with a primary emphasis on employment, business, real estate and land lord-tenant disputes. He regularly represents clients throughout California in complex litigation, and employers facing allegations of age, race, gender and disability discrimination; sexual harassment; wrongful termination; wage and hour violations; and unfair business practices. David’s practice also includes representing clients in contracts, partnership, landlord-tenant, real estate and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation.

David has extensive trial experience, representing clients in various state and federal courts, as well as before the California Department of Labor, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Workers Compensation Appeals Board, and other administrative agencies. He has also represented clients in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and California Appellate Courts.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained summary judgment for an employer in a disability discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.

  • Won a 2.2 million dollar jury verdict and judgment on a Cross Complaint for Unfair Business Practices and Defamation.

  • Obtained a number of favorable jury verdicts in business litigation involving claims of breach of contract and commercial Landlord tenant disputes.

  • Defeated a nationwide class action claim alleging unfair business practices by having the case dismissed at the pleadings stage. The trial court’s judgment was subsequently upheld on appeal.

  • Defended and resolved multiple class action wage and hour cases in state and federal courts.

  • Successfully resolved sexual harassment and discrimination claims against clients through mediation.

PUBLICATIONS

  • California Pay History Would Hike Wage Discrimination Risk, Law360, June 2016

  • Trial Pros: Miller Morton’s David Kornbluh, Law360, June 2016

  • California Joins Trend Toward Mandatory Sick Leave, National Law Journal, November 2014

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DAVID I. KORNBLUH

Partner

dkornbluh@venturahersey.com

408.512.3022 Main

408.512.3365 Direct

408.512.3023 Fax

EDUCATION

  • Clerk to Justice Allen Compton Alaska Supreme Court 1992-1993

  • University of California at Davis School of Law, J.D., 1992

  • Recipient of School of Law Medal for First in Class

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., History, with honors, 1981

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Labor & Employment

  • Business

  • Real Estate

  • General Litigation

  • Landlord Tenant

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of California

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

AFFILIATIONS

  • Labor and Employment Law Executive, Santa Clara County Bar Association

  • California State Bar Association

  • Litigation Section California State Bar

SPEAKING EVENTS

  • Lecturer, Sexual Harassment Training, Various Venues

PUBLISHED CASES

  • Bugarin v. ChartOne, 135 Cal. App. 4th 1558 (2006)

  • Tellez v. Rich Voss Trucking, 240 Call App. 4th 1052 (2015)