Larry Helfman

Senior Associate

Larry Helfman graduated with honors from the University of California San Diego, with a double major in History and Economics. He received his legal training from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was a scholarship recipient and Moot Court Honors member. He has over twenty-five years’ experience representing individuals and businesses before courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies. His extensive employment law experience includes his frequently being called upon to provide consultation and documentation regarding employee handbooks, executive compensation and commission agreements, ADA, FEHA, and wage and hour compliance, confidentiality and trade secret agreements, severance agreements and various other employment forms, agreements and policies. When litigation arises, he defends employers from employee claims, including wage and hour individual and class actions, PAGA claims, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, whistleblower claims and related litigation. In addition, his practice includes representation of individuals and companies in real estate, general liability, business, and commercial litigation matters. His clients have included aerospace manufacturers, physicians and medical facilities, commercial landlords and developers, brokers, banks, escrow companies, construction companies, shipping companies, technology companies, retail establishments and various service providers. Mr. Helfman has also been recognized for his work as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Program, and has been a lecturer for Lorman Education Services.


  • University of Southern California; Juris Doctorate (1989)
  • University of California, San Diego, Bachelor of Arts (1986)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California