Marvin E. Krakow

Partner
Location:
Century City, California
Phone:
(310) 464-1535
Fax:
(310) 394-0811
Email:

Marvin Krakow has devoted his career to the rights of individuals. He has focused his practice on civil trials and appeals in federal and state courts, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. His practice has included the areas of wrongful termination of employment, civil rights, class actions, privacy and civil liberties. He has an ongoing commitment to the constructive use of non-violence.

Marvin has won six and seven figure results for victims of employment and housing discrimination and unfair insurance practices. He helped a class of recent immigrant janitors recover a twenty-two million dollar award for unpaid wages from major California grocery chains. He won political asylum for a Central American refugee, and state of the art treatments from unwilling medical insurance companies. Representing a stock broker in an arbitration procedure established as part of the settlement of a nationwide sex discrimination class action, he won the largest individual award in the country, over three million dollars. He also has jury verdicts of $2.5 million, $1.2 million and $1 million, as well as numerous six and seven figure settlements. He represents victims of sexual violence. He has recovered compensation for violations of the Equal Pay Act and California’s Fair Pay Act. He represents senior executives, professionals in financial services, law, accounting, and medicine, and college and university faculty and administrators. He has written and lectured widely about the rights of individuals, generally, and working men and women, in particular. He argued before the California Supreme Court in the landmark employment drug testing case of Loder v. City of Glendale and in Superior Court v. Department of Health Services (McGinnis).


Earlier in his career, Marvin taught at Boston University Law School, served as Director of Litigation for the Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, was associated with the law firms of Swartz & Swartz (Boston) and Saphier and Rein (Century City), was a partner in Krakow & Kaplan, LLP, and was in solo practice for a number of years before becoming a founding partner of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP. Marvin obtained his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974 and graduated cum laude and with high departmental honors from Yale College in 1970, with a B.A. in History, the Arts and Letters.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Whistle Blower Protection
  • Privacy and Civil Liberties

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • Massachusetts, 1974

Education

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Yale College
    • B.A. cum laude - 1970
    • Honors: With High Departmental Honors
    • Major: History, the Arts and Letters

Representative Cases

  • Loder v. City of Glendale
  • Superior Court v. Department of Health Services (McGinnis)

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer” since 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ACLU of Southern California, Executive Committee, Former Board Member and Member
  • CELA, Amicus Committee
  • Los Angeles Chapter of The American Constitution Society, Founding Director

Past Employment Positions

  • Swartz & Swartz (Boston)
  • Saphier and Rein (Century)
  • Krakow & Kaplan, LLP, Partner
  • Boston University Law School
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, Director of Litigation

Pro Bono Activities

  • ACLU, co-counsel and a volunteer attorney
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, co-counsel and a volunteer attorney
  • Public Citizen and Public Counsel, co-counsel and a volunteer attorney