Philip A. Toomey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in El Segundo, CA

Leech Tishman
 | 841 Apollo St, Suite 325
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 424-738-4400
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Philip A. Toomey is a Partner at Leech Tishman and a member of the Employment, Corporate, Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups. Phil is based in Leech Tishman’s El Segundo, CA office and serves as the firm’s West Coast Business & Employment Client Relations Partner, where he manages California business, labor and employment matters.

Phil serves as the trusted outside general counsel for international, privately held, and small to mid-market companies in the aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, food production, office and retail services industries, among others.

Phil has more than 37 years of successful business and courtroom experience in helping business owners and organizations sustain and build their enterprises. Clients rely on his rare combination of business experience and legal expertise to meet their needs. Phil regularly advises clients on issues involving commercial & civil litigation, employment law, insurance and risk management, ethics and business compliance, real estate, intellectual property, internal/external investigations, strategic transactions, corporate structure issues and other business law matters.

Phil is in demand as a frequent panelist, moderator, and expert speaker at industry events and seminars, and has authored professional articles offering business and legal advice in numerous publications including Accounting Today, PEO Insider, Progressive Grocer, Nation’s Restaurant News, and The Deal Magazine.

Employment & Litigation

Phil is a well-respected litigator in employment and business law matters, and has a successful track record of litigating claims for both public and private employers involving:

-Affirmative Action and OFCCP compliance
-Arbitration
-Collective bargaining agreements/grievance administration
-Defense of class action wage and hour claims
-Disability accommodation & ADA compliance
-Disciplinary action and termination
-Discrimination claims involving disability, race, age and ethnicity
-Diversion of corporate opportunities
-Drugs/alcohol in the workplace
-Employment agreements, hiring and contracts
-Employee benefits consulting
-Employee handbooks/policies & procedures
-Family/medical leaves of absence
-Misuse of confidential information
-Payment practices
-Performance appraisals
-Planning and defending reduction in force initiatives, corporate campaigns and union organization activity
-Pre-employment testing and background checks
-Public policy/whistleblower claims
-Restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements
-Severance agreements, waivers and releases
-Sexual harassment
-Strikes, picketing & boycott advice
-Theft
-Trade secret/unfair competition
-Unemployment compensation claims
-Unfair labor practice complaints
-Unionized employee arbitrations
-Use of temporary/leased/contract employees and independent contractors
-Violation of civil rights
-Workplace investigations
-Workplace violence/safety
-Workplace privacy
-Wrongful termination/employment at-will
-Wrongful inducement

Phil regularly advocates on behalf of public and private employers before federal and state agencies include the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Public Employee Retirement Board, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Employment Development Department.

Phil is also a Los Angeles Superior Court trained mediator. In addition, he has investigated and resolved numerous sensitive in-house matters, involving corporate ethics, senior level management and key employees. Phil has successfully closed several senior level separations, and advised management and boards on successor employer liability, Sarbanes-Oxley, and fiduciary obligations.

Corporate

On the corporate side, Phil has set up, dissolved, kept compliant, merged and acquired hundreds of privately held businesses. He has negotiated and documented exit strategies, including leveraged management buy-outs. Phil has also successfully negotiated with a host of Fortune 1000 companies.

Insurance & Risk Management

From the perspective of risk management, Phil has reviewed hundreds of insurance policies and negotiated coverage disputes.

Phil regularly handles Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) covered claims as pre-approved counsel. He has also managed outside or assigned attorneys, driving discussions of risk, strategy, planning, cost and impact.

Additionally, he is certified in both criminal law and corporate taxation from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and he received his certification from the University of California, Davis, in state and local taxation.

As an attorney, Mr. Toomey has a unique blend of business and legal experience that he uses to better serve his clients. Multi-faceted in the services he offers, Mr. Toomey represents clients during litigation and commercial transactions, offers advice on all matters related to commercial and employment law and serves as outside general counsel to businesses of all sizes in a variety of industries.

Dedicated to his community as well as his practice, Mr. Toomey routinely volunteers his time and services for various charitable organizations, and he is actively involved in many professional legal organizations. He has received an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as other professional accolades.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee

Business/Corporate (40%): Business Organizations

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Business Organizations

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Philip Toomey

Admitted: 1979, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.leechtishman.com/philip-a-toomey/

Honors/Awards:

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Labor and Employment Law, 2005-2018
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies, Multi-State Tax and Business, University of California, Davis
  • Certificate in Advanced Studies, Corporate Law, University of Southern California
  • American Inns of Court, Master
  • AV® Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Los Angeles Superior Court trained mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • St. Thomas Moore Merit Society 
  • State Bar of California (Member, Employment Law Section) 
  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (Faculty Member) 
  • American Inns of Court (Master)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Labor and Employment) 
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Merit Society
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member
  • PIHA (Professionals in Human Resources Association), Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • City of Redondo Beach (Designated Outside Employment Attorney; Former Commissioner; Former Chair of Planning, Harbor, Budget and Finance, Tax and Budget Commissions); Former Member, Charter Review Committee)
  • Center for Women in the Law
  • White House Conference on Small Business (California Delegate)
  • Livestrong Foundation
  • Liberty in Korea
  • Invisible Children
  • Child Hope International

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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Office Location for Philip A. Toomey

841 Apollo St
Suite 325
El Segundo, CA 90245

Phone: 424-738-4400

 

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Last Updated: 8/7/2018

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