Douglas N. Silverstein

Douglas N. Silverstein

Douglas N. Silverstein is an employment attorney and has won 19 of his last 20 trials, recovering punitive damages is his last 6 trials. He’s been appointed lead class counsel in dozens of wage and hour class and PAGA actions and has impacted the rights of hundreds of thousands employees. He has argued cases in the California Courts of Appeal, Second, Ninth and D.C. Federal Circuits, and has numerous published opinions, including the first California case recognizing FEHA associational discrimination.  For seven years straight, Doug has been honored as one of the top employment attorneys in California by The Daily Journal. Doug is the Immediate Past Chair of the LACBA Litigation Section, where he meets regularly with federal and state court judges, and bar leaders to advance the cause of justice. Prior to becoming an attorney, Doug worked as a sommelier. He coached his kids to the California state soccer championship, until they realized they could go further without him and became hockey players. 

Articles written by this author:

Adjusting to the new normal

CAALA recognizes the importance of returning to in-person gatherings

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 January

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth

COVID moves the Gala to March, and a call for civility in these difficult times

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 February

Time to take a breath for a little tradition

From Springfield, Ohio, I came to stay in sunny Cal-i-forn-i-a

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 April

A sense of normalcy but no time for complacency

The LA legal community looks very different today than it did just a couple short months ago

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 May

Gratitude makes for a life well lived

It is said that we have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 August

Welcome to the magic of CAALA Vegas

The annual convention began 40 years ago and we’ve been coming to Las Vegas ever since

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 September

It’s personal

The power of sharing an intensely personal story

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 October

Gratitude for those in service to CAALA

Recognizing the many groups of people that make CAALA what it is

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 November

Farewell, but not goodbye

As a past president, I look forward to being the most relaxed person in the room

Douglas N. Silverstein

2022 December