Ethan Chernin


Santa Monica

(310) 943-4812

(310) 394-4700

Ethan represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including single plaintiff wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment claims and collective/class action wage and hour claims. Ethan also advises employers on state and federal labor and employment laws, and is experienced in preparing company policies, employee handbooks, and employment/severance agreements. During his career, Ethan has worked with both large and small businesses in many industries, including health care, telecommunications, cybersecurity, food retail, food service, finance, and construction.

Ethan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of California – Los Angeles.



What could a 32-hour workweek mean for California employers?

June 23, 2022

Ethan Chernin spoke with HR Dive about a bill in California that could change the state's definition of a workweek from 40 hours to 32 hours per week.

Should ‘Deskless’ and Office Workers Be Treated Differently?

August 19, 2021

Michele Ballard Miller and Ethan Chernin were quoted in SHRM discussing how the recent focus on the return to worksites and hybrid work, employers risk overlooking "deskless" employees who never had the option to work remotely.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 20 to Membership

April 08, 2020

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 20 attorneys with the promotion to member.

West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Practice Areas


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2007
  • California

State Bar of California

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Pro Bono Adoption Matters for Alliance for Children’s Rights