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Jeffrey C. Bils

Associate
JBils@jmbm.com
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Direct: 310.785.5373
Main: 310.203.8080

1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90067

Assistant
Lorna Hatch
310.203.8080 Ext: 6410
LX1@jmbm.com
Jeffrey Bils is an associate in the Firm's Labor & Employment group. He has extensive knowledge of the issues employers face, based on his professional background prior to becoming an attorney. His experience includes drafting pleadings, motions, discovery responses and position statements, as well as settlement agreements, handbooks, policies and other client documents. He also has experience providing advice and counsel. Previously a journalist and editor, Jeff developed well-honed research, writing and interviewing skills that continue to be useful in his practice.

While in law school, Jeff was selected to participate in the First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic taught by Professor Eugene Volokh and served as a senior editor for the UCLA Law Review, as well as an articles editor for the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. Jeff served as a judicial extern in both United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Select Experience:
  • Part of a team defending employers against wage and hour class actions and California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) collective actions.
  • Investigated complaints and defended employers in actions filed with the U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing, and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
  • Represented employers in DLSE hearings.

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
UCLA Law Review, Senior Editor; Entertainment Law Review, Articles Editor; Ranked No. 7 in graduating class

B.A., Journalism and German, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Abraham S. Burack Scholarship

Bar Admissions

California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Beverly Hills Bar Association
Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Section