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David C. Hawkes

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David C. Hawkes

David C. Hawkes focuses his practice on complex employment and consumer litigation, including wage and hour class actions, as well as individual employment matters in litigation, arbitration, and administrative actions. David also advises clients on a full range of employment, business, and corporate matters.

David’s Practice Areas

Business

Civil Litigation

Employment

858.551.2440 x305

Assistant:

Angela Manzano
858.551.2440 x302
amanzano@bkflaw.com

Bars and Courts
  • California Bar
  • 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, Southern District of California
Education
  • University of San Diego, School of Law, JD
  • San Diego State University, BS (emphasis in accounting)
  • University of California, San Diego (Computer Science)
  • Certified Public Accountant (1996-Present) (Inactive)
  • Licensed California Real Estate Broker
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Labor & Employment section
  • American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Responsibilities

 

Prosecuting and defending complex employment and consumer litigation matters, including class actions, collective and representative actions.

 

Prosecuting and defending individual employment matters in litigation, arbitration, and administrative actions, including wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, and unfair competition claims.

 

Advises clients on a full range of employment, business and corporate issues.

Representative Transactions

 

Recovery of several millions of dollars on behalf of employees and consumers.

 

Successful resolution of employment and consumer class actions (as well as individual actions) on behalf of employer and business defendants.

Published Opinions

 

Walker v. CorePower Yoga, LLC, 2013 WL 2338675 (S.D. Cal. 2013)

Employment Background

 

Prior to joining Blanchard, Krasner & French, David worked for a prominent San Diego class action litigation law firm. David was a partner in his own law firm where he acted as managing partner of the transactional practice group and as co-managing partner of the litigation practice group. David also worked for a highly-regarded intellectual property law firm where he worked on trademark registration and litigation matters for many of the best-known casino/resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.