C. Edward Langhammer, Jr.


Santa Monica

(310) 943-4818

(310) 394-4700

Ed has over 35 years’ experience representing clients in all aspects of employment law and related litigation, including wage and hour class actions, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims, and suits involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, breach of contract and unfair business practices, and misappropriation of company trade secrets and proprietary information. He also counsels clients on a wide range of employment law matters, conducts wage and hour compliance audits and reviews, drafts employment policies and procedures, and provides human resources training. Ed represents corporate and business organizations, as well as nonprofit and charitable entities. 

Ed earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California and his law degree from University of Southern California, Gould School of Law.




Vaccines, The Law and Your Workers: What Small Businesses Should Know About Requiring Vaccinations

February 09, 2021

Ed Langhammer was quoted in The Eastsider LA discussing if business owners can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Back to Work with Ed Langhammer

May 12, 2020

Ed Langhammer appeared on KGO 810AM discussing Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to return Californians to work.

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.


Off-Duty Recreational Cannabis Use [Practical Law The Journal]

March 01, 2023

Ed Langhammer contributed to the March edition of the GC Agenda about California law AB 2188.

California Employers Can Let Cal/OSHA Know Federal OSHA COVID-19 ETS Potential Workplace Impacts [Alert]

November 15, 2021

Ed Langhammer, John Ho, and Jim Sullivan discuss Cal/OSHA agenda item “Proposed Emergency Safety Orders for Adoption,” and how California employers can weigh in on how these regulations will impact them.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for California Employers - Navigating Uncertainty [HR Headaches Blog]

March 23, 2021

Jump to a topic: Healthy Workplace Strategies Employer Considerations Questions that Employers should ExpectADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 California employers who are considering implementing policies for employee vaccinations in their workplaces face uncertainty. They...

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Franchisor Not Liable as a Joint Employer of its Franchisee's Employees [Alert]

October 22, 2019

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decided by majority opinion by Circuit Judge Susan Graber, with a partial dissent filed by Chief Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas, Salazar v. McDonald's Corp. No. 17- 15673 (9th Cir. 2019), holding franchisor McDonald’s was not a joint employer with its franchisee, because McDonald’s did not retain control of day-to-day aspects of work at the franchisee’s restaurants.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Employment Law Basics for Small Business

March 09, 2022 - Webinar

COVID-19 Regulations for Small Businesses

December 15, 2021 - Webinar

Re-Open & Refresh

June 11, 2021 - Webinar

Small Business COVID-19 Rules

March 25, 2021 - Webinar

Practice Areas


  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1981
  • University of Southern California, A.B., magna cum laude, 1977

Awards & Honors

AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. Tax Court

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Director, Community Outreach, Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)

Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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