National labor and employment law firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP is pleased to announce Thomas Song has joined the firm’s Orange County office as a partner.
“Tom’s depth of experience and knowledge are great value adds for our clients and complement the firm’s established team in California,” said Neil Wasser, chair of Constangy’s executive committee. “He is a key West Coast addition to Constangy’s best-in-class OSHA practice.”
Ken Sulzer, managing partner of Constangy’s Los Angeles office and chair of the firm’s California practice, added “Tom's dedication to defending employers in a variety of employment matters, his specialization in California/OSHA law, and his background in defending employers against discrimination and wage-hour class actions further enhance our team. Tom has a steadfast commitment to achieving the best outcomes for clients, which aligns perfectly with Constangy's values.”
Song is a seasoned employment attorney renowned for his litigation and courtroom advocacy. He defends employers across a broad spectrum of employment matters, including single-plaintiff discrimination and harassment claims, as well as wage-hour class and PAGA actions. He also has a unique background having served as legal counsel to the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board, and is passionate about helping his clients successfully navigate the entire inspection, appeal, and evidentiary hearing process associated with OSHA and other regulatory agency actions. Coupled with over a decade of experience representing employers in high-stakes litigation, Song brings his background to bear in all aspects of his practice and strives to always find creative and practical solutions to the toughest of legal challenges.
Prior to his legal career, Song was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served on a guided-missile destroyer and as a nuclear engineer onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) aircraft carrier. Song is an officer graduate of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program and graduated from the Defense Language Institute – Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC), the Dept. of Defense’s premier language instruction school. Notably, he also served as the foreign exchange officer at the Korean Naval Academy. Song earned his bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute, with distinction, and earned his juris doctor (while working full time) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. We have counseled employers exclusively since 1946. With offices in 21 states, we are one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the U.S., with a growing Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice group to match. Constangy has been named as a top firm for women and minorities by organizations including Working Mother Magazine, Law360, the National Law Journal and Vault.com. Many of our more than 200 attorneys have been recognized by leading authorities such as Chambers USA®, The Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell. Find out more about us online at www.constangy.com.