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William A. Sokol

Shareholder

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

Education:
Boalt School of Law, University of California, 1976
University of California, Berkeley, 1972
Yale Law School, 1969
University of Wisconsin, 1968

Bill Sokol joined Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld in 1976. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, receiving Phi Beta Kappa honors. After a year at Yale Law School, Mr. Sokol pursued a master’s degree in Modern American History at the University of California, which he received in 1972. Mr. Sokol received his Juris Doctor from Boalt in 1976. While at Boalt, Mr. Sokol was an editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly.

Bill currently practices primarily in the ERISA and Benefits area, representing Pension Funds, Health and Welfare Funds, and Apprenticeship and Training Funds. He serves as both sole counsel and co-counsel on these Funds, in a wide array of industries, from engineers to health care workers to teamsters, in both the private and public sectors. In addition, he devotes considerable time to negotiating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) in the construction industry. And he continues to represent Unions in their labor relations with employers and members.

Bill also teaches labor law at San Francisco State University, in the Labor Studies Department. He has also taught at University of California at Berkeley, the University of San Francisco, Laney College, and San Francisco City College. He also lectures widely on labor law and related topics.

Bill also was a talk show host for twenty five years on Pacifica Radio, and a legal commentator on NPR.

Practice Areas:
Labor Arbitrations and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
Employee Benefit Plans and Union-Related Trust Funds
Class Actions and Wage and Hour Litigation
Employment Discrimination
Draft and Defend Legislation and Regulations
Bankruptcy
Nonprofit Organizations and Political Action Committees
Personal Injury
Apprenticeship Programs
Labor Compliance and Labor Harmony Coalitions
Public Sector

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