Nestor advises large and medium sized employers on all aspects of labor and employment law including compliance with anti-harassment, discrimination, privacy and workplace laws, effective performance management, negotiation of executive agreements, planning for layoffs, mergers and acquisitions, and defending wrongful termination cases in mediation, arbitration or litigation. He has significant experience representing entertainment industry employers with operations in film, television and cable productions and support functions (video distribution, marketing, public relations), music and live entertainment, television broadcasting in English & Spanish, theme parks, retail sites (restaurants, merchandise venues) and technology.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • California State Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Los Angeles County Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section; Corporate Law Departments Section, Executive Committee
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • California Employment Law Council
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Child 360, Board of Directors
  • UCLA Academic Advancement Program, Scholarship Advisory Committee
  • UCLA Alumni Association Mentor Program
  • Thomson Reuters Practical Law’s Labor & Employment Service, Advisory Board Member

About Me

Nestor was born in Bogota, Colombia, and is bilingual in Spanish. He is married and has two adult daughters. Nestor enjoys Latin jazz and traditional music from Colombia and Cuba, snow skiing, and college sports.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Impact of #MeToo Era on In House Training, Risk Management & Litigation,"Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference, March 2019
  • "Avoiding Harassment & Discrimination Claims in the Production Environment,"
    CBS Television Studios, 2017-2019
  • "3 Tips to Respond To & Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Retail Workplace," Chain Store Age, December 2018
  • "#MeToo-One Year Later What Has Changed? Employment Roundtable," Southern California Annual Conference, November 2018
  • "No More-Prior Compensation Inquiries in the Entertainment Industry," quoted in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, June 2018
  • Pasadena City College, Adjunct Professor, Courses in HR Management and Business Law
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Courses in International Labor Law and Capstone Course on Employment Law, Guest Lecturer, 2014-2016
  • “Avoiding Discrimination and Harassment Claims in a Production Environment,” presented to Directors Guild of America Assistant Directors Training Program, July 2016

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

  • “It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez


University of California, Hastings College of the Law

  • J.D., 1984

University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.A., Psychology 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • Spanish
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