Meyers Nave Principal Art Hartinger Named to Daily Journal’s Prestigious Top 100 List

September 13, 2012 , The Daily Journal

For Immediate Release
September 12, 2012

David W. Skinner
Managing Principal510-808-2000

OAKLAND, CA – The Daily Journal has selected Arthur A. Hartinger, a principal at Meyers Nave, as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys” in California. Mr. Hartinger chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and represents public entities statewide. 

“This recognition is certainly well-deserved,” said Managing Principal David W. Skinner. “Since Art joined the firm in 1999, he has worked hard on behalf of our public agency clients to achieve some of the most notable accomplishments in labor and employment law today.”

Mr. Hartinger garnered a significant win this year on behalf of the City of Richmond in a  widely-covered multi-million dollar employment discrimination lawsuit. Seven high-ranking police officers sued the City, its Police Chief and its Deputy Police Chief, claiming racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation. After a three-month long trial in the Contra Costa County Superior Court, the jury rendered a unanimous defense verdict, rejecting all 28 claims.

Also, as cash-strapped public agencies confront increasing pension and health care costs, Mr. Hartinger has been advising on reforming pension plans to more sustainable levels. Some of these matters include the City of San Jose’s Measure B, which has been reported throughout the state and across the nation, including on the front page of both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal; the City of Stockton in gaining labor concessions as it addresses its financial situation; and the County of Orange in a federal lawsuit filed by its retiree association.

The Daily Journal named the Orange County case a “Top Defense Verdict” for 2009. Mr. Hartinger has also been recognized by the paper as a “Top Labor and Employment Lawyer” in 2010 and as one of the “Top 25 Municipal Lawyers” in 2011.

“I am honored to receive this award, but the credit goes to my talented and dedicated team here at Meyers Nave,” said Mr. Hartinger of the attorneys and support staff within the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

About Meyers Nave: Founded in 1986, the law firm of Meyers Nave is recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California. The firm provides the full scope of legal services to cities, counties, special districts, school districts, and successor agencies and oversight boards to former redevelopment agencies statewide. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor and employment, city attorney and general counsel representations, economic development, eminent domain, litigation, torts, writs and appeals, public contracts, land use and environmental law, public finance, and crisis management.