Practice Areas


  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A.
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D.


  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section)
  • Associated General Contractors of America (Legal Advisory Committee)
  • American Bar Association (Forum on the Construction Industry)
  • Southern California Developers Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • California Super Lawyers – Rising Star

Publications & Presentations

  • "The United States as a Forum for Human Rights Litigation: Is This the Best Solution?", 14 Transnat'l Law. 207 (2001)

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Eric M. Gruzen


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Los Angeles
1875 Century Park East
Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel 310.228.1075
Fax 310.228.1076

1330 Broadway
Suite 1203
Oakland, CA 94612

Tel 415.837.1968
Fax 310.228.1076

Eric Gruzen is a partner in Peckar & Abramson's Labor and Employment Law Department. He defends Employment Practices Liability Insurance and Directors & Officers claims on behalf of employers in both state and federal courts as well as various state and federal fair employment practice agencies.

Mr. Gruzen has experience litigating and mediating employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blower, wrongful discharge, defamation and other employment related cases. He has also successfully defended employers before various governmental administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the California Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Mr. Gruzen also represents employers in wage and hour matters under both the California Labor Code and the Fair Labor Standards Act, including class action/litigation.

Mr. Gruzen also advises employers on a wide variety of employment related matters and compliance issues, including employment policies and procedures, contracts, disciplinary issues, leaves of absence and accommodations, complaints, benefits, proprietary information and restrictive covenants and compensation. He also provides comprehensive employment practices audits on best work place practices, sexual harassment investigations and internal workplace compliance with EEO laws.

Mr. Gruzen also has experience in construction law and commercial litigation and represents large general contractors, developers/owners/operators, and associations.