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Erick Becker, Cummins & White LLP

Erick Becker

Senior Partner

“When employers come to me for advice, my objective is to provide them with real world, practical guidance – not simply what the law says they can’t or shouldn’t do. Employers need to know what they must do to protect their business and manage risk, but more importantly, they want to know how to solve the problem, whether it is managing a difficult employee or negotiating a challenging union contract.”


  • BA (Political Science), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)

Erick Becker leads the labor and employment practice group at Cummins & White.

With 30 years of practical experience in labor and employee relations, his expertise centers on helping employers maintain compliance with the myriad laws and regulations governing employment. He also advises employers on strategies to maintain their union free status and assists unionized employers with negotiations, contract administration, strike management and communications.

Mr. Becker also represents employers in all areas of employment litigation, and has extensive experience handling matters before administrative agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and California Labor Commissioner. He works with clients in a wide variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, non-profits, and health care.

Mr. Becker teaches a course on “Human Resources and the Law” for the Human Resources Management program at the University of California, Irvine, and regularly speaks on employment and labor issues for industry and professional organizations.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court (Central District of California)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Union Negotiations
  • Labor Relations
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law Counseling

Representative Clients

  • Hoag Hospital
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries
  • Inland Kenworth
  • Montebello Container
  • Athenix Physicians Group


  • State Bar of California (Employment Section)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • ProVisors – Orange County

Charitable Interests & Community Service

  • Board Member for Camp 4 Kids