David Raizman

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David Raizman is nationally known for his disability rights practice, specifically for his work under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2012, he was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top labor and employment attorneys in California and has been recognized multiple times as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

David works extensively with hotels, sports franchises, stadium and arena owners and operators, amusement parks, theaters, retailers, municipalities and many other clients with operations open to the public to help secure their compliance with disability access laws and to defend the class action and other litigation that is frequently brought against them. In addition to his disability rights experience, David has a thriving practice focused on defending employers on the full range of employment claims, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, family and medical leave laws and trade secret and non-compete issues.

Outside of his litigation practice, David counsels clients on a daily basis regarding disciplinary decisions, development of best practices, workplace accommodations, leaves of absence, workforce reductions, legal compliance, and employment-related transactions.

A frequent writer and lecturer on labor and employment topics including disability rights, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, David acted as a contributing author to the treatise California Fair Housing and Public Accommodations and as a contributing editor for the California chapters of several BNA publications on trade secrets, noncompetes and the like. He has also written articles for a variety of publications including the Daily Journal, California Real Property Journal, Lodging Hospitality and SHRM online, and has served as a speaker for the Association of Corporate Counsel. David earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was on the board of editors of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and his M.S.J. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He earned an A.B. in economics from Vassar College.

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Disability Access

Mr. Raizman’s disability practice involves his providing ongoing advice to clients in multiple industries on how to construct, alter and operate a facility that provides equal access to the blind, deaf, wheelchair users and those with other disabilities. Mr. Raizman also defends such clients in class action and complex litigation in courts throughout the country challenging the accessibility of their facilities. Some representative experience follows:

Class Actions

Complex, High-Stakes Litigation

Advice and Compliance


Mr. Raizman’s employment practice involves both advice and litigation defense in the full range of employment-related matters, including all manner of discrimination, contract and tort claims and in trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation. Some representative experience follows:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Section on Labor & Employment


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