Attorneys

Ben Fuchs

Associate

Email: bfuchs@unioncounsel.net
Telephone: (510) 337-1001

Education:
Tulane University Law School, 2014
University of Oregon, 2003

Ben Fuchs joined Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld in 2018 as an associate attorney in the Alameda office. His practice includes representing public- and private-sector unions—and through them the workers they represent—in labor arbitrations, administrative hearings, litigation, and collective bargaining, as well as advising and training union leaders in various aspects of the law and advocacy. Mr. Fuchs is licensed to practice law in California and Minnesota.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fuchs served as an elected SEIU 1000 member leader while working for the State Bar of California’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel. In this dual role, he investigated and assisted in the prosecution of attorney misconduct while co-leading a bargaining team that secured substantial improvements to employee wages and working conditions through extended contract negotiations accompanied by intensive membership organizing and an aggressive and concerted media and legislative outreach campaign. Prior to this, Mr. Fuchs worked for two nationally recognized Bay Area plaintiffs’ firms, focusing primarily on employment law and consumer protection.

Mr. Fuchs graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2014, earning Order of the Barristers honors for excellence in courtroom advocacy. While in law school, Mr. Fuchs litigated environmental matters in federal and state courts on behalf of indigent southeastern Louisianans as a student attorney with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic; researched the intersection of workers’ rights and mining-based environmental violations as a law clerk for an international NGO in Malawi; and clerked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as for a prominent New Orleans litigation boutique that represented municipal plaintiffs in litigation stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Prior to law school, Mr. Fuchs worked as a reporter for two West Coast daily newspapers; as a California legislative aide and deputy press secretary; and (briefly) as an oyster shucker. Mr. Fuchs is a San Francisco native who was raised in a proud union household.

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Class Actions and Wage and Hour Litigation
Public Sector Labor Relations
Environmental Law

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