Nestor Barrero is Vice President-Employment Law for NBC Universal in Universal City, California. He is actively involved in providing preventive legal advice and training for managers and advising on internal policies and procedures affecting the NBC Universal workforce in the corporate, broadcast and network operations, Film, NBC and Telemundo television stations and worldwide theme park businesses. He is responsible for counseling management on all employment law matters, including executive recruitment, employee relations, planning for employee issues in mergers and acquisitions, business immigration, compliance, implementation of work force reductions and federal and state legislative issues affecting entertainment industry employers.
Prior to joining Universal in 1998, Mr. Barrero was Senior Counsel for Union Bank of California and was associated with the law firms of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton and McCutchen, Black, Verleger & Shea in Los Angeles. He is a member of the California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and is a frequent speaker and lecturer. He is an adjunct professor of Human Resources Management and Business Law at Pasadena City College and has been an instructor on “Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry” for UCLA Extension and the Directors Guild Assistant Directors Training Program. He has lectured on employment law topics for Stanford University, Loyola Marymount University, the Continuing Education of the Bar, the Institute for Corporate Counsel, the Council on Education in Management and the California Bar Labor & Employment Law Section. He is on the Boards of the Constitutional Rights Foundation and Los Angeles Universal Pre School. He is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Mr. Barrero received his BA in Psychology from UCLA and his JD degree from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He has served as President of the California Employment Law Council, an employer association that includes most of California’s largest employers in its membership. He is bilingual in Spanish and is active in professional and community organizations such as, the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and the UCLA Academic Advancement Program.