Polsinelli, an AmLaw 100 firm, named San Francisco attorney Charles O. Thompson as office managing partner of the firm’s fast-growing San Francisco office. Thompson joined Polsinelli in April as the Vice Chair of the California Labor & Employment Practice Group, and brings nearly 30 years of litigation practice to the office. He will transition into the new leadership role of managing partner effective November 1, 2015.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead our growing San Francisco office,” Thompson said. “We have an energized, experienced group of attorneys who are providing excellent service to our clients and I look forward to facilitating the expansion of our office to better serve our growing client demand. We will showcase the firm’s strength in finance, technology, health care and real estate law, in addition to our expanding employment practice.”
At Polsinelli, Thompson represents Fortune 500 companies in all phases of employment litigation. He has handled more than a 1,000 employment matters and has extensive experience in litigation and all employment-related issues. His practice is a blend of labor and employment and wage and hour class actions.
In addition to his practice and counseling work, Thompson is deeply involved in his area of law as a member of the Executive Committee for the Labor and Employment Section of the California State Bar and the Community Outreach and Education Committees. He serves as a judicial mediator and arbitrator for the San Francisco and Marin County Courts.
Polsinelli opened its San Francisco office in 2014 as part of an ongoing goal to provide the firm’s national and California-based clients with a legal platform that best serves their needs in northern California. Polsinelli’s San Francisco attorneys have a strong reputation for the defense of major industrial and technology companies, as well as being advocates for their clients in court. Thompson will manage attorneys who provide legal counsel in approximately 100 service areas and 70 industries.
In addition to leading the San Francisco office, Thompson will continue his role as Vice Chair of the California Labor & Employment Practice Group, comprised of labor, employment and immigration lawyers.
“It’s an exciting time to be at Polsinelli,” said Thompson. “I look forward to helping grow the northern California presence of Polsinelli and serving clients here and nationally.”