Benjamin K. Lunch

Benjamin K. Lunch

Ben represents labor unions, labor-management trust funds, and has been heavily involved in the firm's wage and hour class action practice.

BIO

Ben Lunch received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1998, and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2006.  He started working at the firm in 2004 as a law student, and has been at the firm since 2006 as an attorney.  He became a partner in 2013.  He represents labor unions, labor-management trust funds, and has been heavily involved in the firm’s wage and hour class action practice. 

Working in concert with several unions, Ben was instrumental in securing over $25 million for unpaid meal and rest periods for transit industry employees.  He has represented labor unions in arbitrations as well as in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Board.  He has represented the firm’s clients in numerous court proceedings, including arguing before the California Court of Appeal. 

In 2009, Ben tried a case that resulted in a determination that the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act could be used to recover unpaid wages owed to aggrieved employees.  He has also provided representation in contract negotiations with the City and County of San Francisco, recently completing successful negotiations between Transport Workers Union Local 200 and San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA).