Robert A. Cantore

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Bob has been a member of the firm since he joined it in 1986.Prior to joining Gilbert & Sackman in 1986, Bob was a partner in the New York law firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C., which he had joined as a young associate in 1974. At both Gilbert & Sackman and the Vladeck firm, Bob represented labor unions, Taft-Hartley trust funds and employees in various types of employment cases mostly relating to wage and hour laws.

Bob is rated “A V-Preeminent” by Matindale-Hubbel and has been a “Southern California Super Lawyer” since 2005. Bob is also listed in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Labor and Employment Law.

Bob is an adjunct instructor at the Labor Center, Los Angeles Trade and Technical College, where he teaches college courses on Grievance and Arbitration, Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations Law and a course he designed himself on California Minimum Labor Standards. Bob is a frequent speaker and author of articles on labor and minimum labor standards issues.


Admitted to practice in New York (1975) and in California (1987) and before the Supreme Court of the United States (1981), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and District of Columbia and before the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California and the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York.


St. John’s University (J.D., 1974)
Long Island University (B.A., 1970)


California State Bar Labor and Employment Section
Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, Local 1521 AFT
Former member, Advisory Board of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating
Committee (1987-1991)
Former member, Labor Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York


“Removing State Law Injunction Actions”, 92 Bulletin of AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (1996)
“Piercing the Corporate Veil in ERISA Cases”, 44 Bulletin of AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (1990)
“RICO Damages for Double-Breasting”, 35 Bulletin of AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (1990)
“John Deklewa & Sons, The Great Leap Backward”, 6 California Labor & Employment Law Quarterly 9 (1987).