SOURCE: Cummins & White, LLP

Cummins & White, LLP

May 07, 2013 11:00 ET

Attorney Erick Becker Joins Cummins & White

Will Lead Labor & Employment Practice

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) -  Cummins & White, LLP, a well-known diversified, full-service business and insurance law practice, today announced that Erick Becker has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the labor and employment practice group. Becker arrives from the American Consulting Group, where he served as chief executive officer and focused on labor relations and human resources consulting.

Becker, who has more than two decades of labor and employment law experience, will handle a wide range of matters from employment and human resources counseling and preventive labor and employee relations to union negotiations and contract administration. He will work closely with Cummins & White senior partner and lead trial counsel James Wakefield, who handles employment litigation, as well as the firm's transactional attorneys providing general counsel to employers.

"Erick is a leading employment attorney, and we are delighted to welcome him," said Fred Whitaker, managing partner at Cummins & White. "Erick's addition reflects our commitment to expansion in key areas. He will play an integral role in growing our labor and employment practice, enhancing the quality of our client relationships and level of services we offer."

Becker said he is excited to take a leadership role in establishing a full service labor and employment practice group at the firm. "I am excited and privileged to be joining such a distinguished team of attorneys," he said. "Recently, I have seen a dramatic increase in the number of complex legal matters crossing my desk. The larger platform offered by Cummins & White will allow me to address the growing need among California employers for expert legal assistance on employment and labor matters." 

About Erick Becker
Prior to joining Cummins & White, Becker was chief executive officer of the American Consulting Group, Inc., where he provided labor relations and human resources guidance to a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500 corporations to small- and mid-size businesses. Formerly with the law firm of McLaughlin and Irvin, Becker has experience handling matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Office of the Labor Commissioner, and other agencies. He has worked with a variety of clients, including Pillsbury, Kraft, Mattel, AMR, Avery Dennison, Kroger, and Delta Airlines. Becker is a member of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Section and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. He earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

About Cummins & White
Cummins & White, LLP, based in Newport Beach, is one of Southern California's premier business, government entity, and insurance law firms, successfully serving clients for more than 60 years. In addition to an expertise in insurance coverage and defense, the firm's transactional practices include business, acquisitions, real estate, tax and estate planning, tax controversy, labor and employment, government agency and municipal law, election and political law, and healthcare. The firm's successful civil and commercial litigation practices handle disputes in construction, employment, intellectual property, tax, and third-party liability. Cummins & White has 20 partners and associates. For more information, visit www.cumminsandwhite.com.

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