Jonathan Turner is a partner based in Los Angeles. He began his career in 1981 as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 21 (Los Angeles). Before entering private practice in 1988, Mr. Turner was staff counsel for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and corporate labor and employment counsel for Twentieth Century Fox. Throughout his career, Mr. Turner has represented management in all aspects of labor and employment law.
A significant portion of his practice is in the motion picture industry, where he has represented studios and other employers in labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings, court litigation, union avoidance issues, and collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. Turner has also successfully defended employers at trial and on appeal in wrongful termination cases involving claims for racial discrimination, age discrimination, sexual harassment, and breach of employment contract.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Turner has spoken on the topic of employment and labor law at various events, including the ABA Employment and Labor Law Annual Conference, the Entertainment Industry Employment and Labor Law Annual Conference, and seminars and programs sponsored by the Council on Education in Management, the John Langston Bar Association, the Orange County Industrial Research Association, and the Goldman Sachs Legal Clinic for Small Businesses. Mr Turner also speaks regularly on workplace issues at training conferences and seminars for several of his property management clients. Mr. Turner has served on an exploratory committee for the California State Bar to determine the feasibility of establishing a state certification program for labor and employment law practitioners.