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Brent M. Douglas

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    Bar Admissions
    • California
    • J.D., 2009, Emory University School of Law
    • B.A., 2002, Washington University in St Louis 

    About Brent

    Brent is a partner in the Firm’s Southern California Carlsbad office. He has a nationwide practice focused on assisting businesses with California compliance and litigation defense. In addition to representing employers against wrongful termination and class-action claims, Brent advises clients on mitigating the chances of litigation by counseling Human Resources personnel on terminations, leave issues, and wage and hour compliance.

    Clients rely on Brent for an array of litigation defense in both state and federal courts, including claims alleging violations of:
    -Fair Employment and Housing Act
    -California Labor Code
    -Private Attorney’s General Act (PAGA) Claims
    -Title VII
    -Americans with Disabilities Act
    -Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    -WARN Act and state Mini-Warn Acts

    Brent counsels companies both large and small on corporate structure and employment practices that mitigate the risk of litigation in the first place, including:
    -Pregnancy and Disability Leave Issues
    -Wage and Hour Compliance
    -The Use of Independent Contractors
    -Properly Classifying Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Personnel
    -Executive Compensation, Including Deferred Compensation and Equity Agreements
    -Reductions in Force and Plant Closures

    Brent also conducts in-person workplace investigations and trains management personnel on California’s non-discrimination, non-harassment, and anti-bullying policies.

    Finally, Brent offers in-depth, multi-state advice on restrictive covenants, non-disclosure/ proprietary information agreements, and trade secret misappropriation.

    Brent is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in San Diego, California, with his wife and two children. Before joining the firm, he worked for two of the largest firms in the world representing Fortune 100 employers in an array of advisory and litigation matters.

    Speaker Topics

    U.S. Employment Law for International Companies
    Employee Privacy, Electronic Monitoring, and Workplace Searches
    Disciplinary Documentation Before Termination
    Drug Testing and Background Checks for California Employers

    Professional Affiliations and Organizations

    Past President, San Diego County Bar Foundation
    Coach, Special Olympics of Southern California
    Sponsor, Chairman’s Roundtable
    Member, San Diego Foster and Adoptive Parent Association