Since founding Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C. in 2004, Craig Ackermann has served as lead counsel in dozens of wage and hour class actions in California state and federal courts, including a number of missed meal break cases, unpaid detention time and rest break cases, non-reimbursed business mileage and cell phone expense cases, and several unpaid overtime class actions. Since 2007, Mr. Ackermann has been lead or co-lead counsel in more than 75 class action cases that resolved for amounts between $300,000 and $3 million. He has been lead counsel or co-lead counsel in six cases where the plaintiffs prevailed on contested class certification motions. From 2004 through the present, Mr. Ackermann has also served as lead counsel for hundreds of individual plaintiffs in individual or multi-plaintiff sexual or racial harassment or retaliation cases in state and federal courts in California, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan and other states. When working outside of California, Mr. Ackermann typically co-ventures cases with qualified local counsel. In 2012, after five years of litigation and a successful jury trial, he obtained a final judgment for a client over $318,000 in a Title VII and FEHA retaliation case. In 2013, he was lead counsel for a private equity executive in a hard fought case that resolved for more than $3 million. Before founding Ackermann & Tilajef, P.C., Mr. Ackermann worked for Arenson, Dittmar & Karban in New York City, where he was part of a small legal team that represented 150 workers in a sexual harassment case against a Wall Street Bank that settled for $23.5 million. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ackermann also worked as an associate in the labor and employment sections of Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C. in Dallas, Texas, and Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles, California, where he represented numerous Fortune 1000 companies in individual and class action employment-related lawsuits. A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, Mr. Ackermann is a member of the California and Texas Bars. In recent years, he has been repeatedly selected as a California Superlawyer.