Brent Douglas is a seasoned California litigator with experience providing both compliance and litigation support to businesses statewide. Brent’s practice focuses on employment claims, wage-and-hour class actions, partnership disputes, and general business litigation.
In addition to representing employers against both individual and class-action claims, Brent counsels human resources personnel on terminations, leave-of-absence issues, and wage-and-hour compliance. This advice includes compliance with the ADA, FMLA, CFRA, WARN and mini-WARN, the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), ADEA, Older Worker Benefits Protections Act, Uniform Trade Secret Act, and the EEOC, DLSE, and NLRB enforcement manuals.
Brent is corporate counsel on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, and financings for a wide range of industries in the $2m – $25m range, and he routinely drafts and negotiates stock option plans, stock grants, and senior, subordinated, and mezzanine debt arrangements.
Brent’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies with multistate footprints to technology startups hiring their first employee. Brent brings his unique background to forge a personal relationship with each client. The sheer volume of California-based litigation that Brent has handled allows him to make cost-effective recommendations to his clients, often even before a lawsuit is filed.
Brent also conducts in-person workplace investigations and trains management on non-discrimination, non-harassment, and anti-bullying policies. Finally, Brent offers multi-state advice on restrictive covenants, non-disclosure / proprietary information agreements, and trade secret misappropriation.
Board Member, The New Children’s Museum
Board Member, The San Diego Century Club
Coach, Special Olympics of Southern California
San Diego’s Men of Influence and Accomplishment, SD Metro, 2023
Daily Journal, Top Labor & Employment Lawyer, 2022
Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers®, 2018 – 2020
State of California
San Diego County Bar Association, Member
San Diego County Bar Foundation, Past President
State Bar of California, Member