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Brent M. Douglas

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Education

  • Emory University (JD)
  • Washington University (BA, Political Science)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Brent assists employers and their executives in addressing a broad range of employment law issues. His work includes representing and advising companies with respect to both individual and class action claims involving alleged wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-and-hour violations, and trade secret theft. He also regularly counsels clients on ways to avoid or mitigate issues arising in the workplace, including issues relating to the protection of trade secrets, employee mobility, hiring and termination, wage-and-hour compliance, worker classification, leaves of absence, and reductions in force. He conducts workplace investigations for employers, and he leads nondiscrimination, non-harassment, and anti-bullying training for management personnel. Brent is also a member of the firm's Sports Law Practice.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Brent was an associate at another prominent employment firm. During law school, he was a legal intern with the Atlanta Hawks and was named Most Outstanding Student, delivering the commencement address.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment for defendant, a national sales company facing harassment and misclassification claims, on independent contractor grounds
  • Obtained directed verdict on statute of limitations grounds for defendant facing seven-figure damages 
  • Defended major defense contractor facing widespread allegations of gender discrimination, including pay disparities, failures to promote, and wrongful discharge
  • Obtained dismissal of discrimination claim on statute of limitations grounds
  • Counseled international cybersecurity company through Department of Labor audit into alleged  misclassification of employees as independent contractors and successfully argued bulk of salesforce qualified as exempt employees
  • Represented a public utility in an arbitration with over $500 million in dispute on $2.1 billion project
  • Negotiated numerous settlements with mediators throughout California
  • Conducted more than 50 depositions in a class action with over 100 plaintiffs

Awards & Recognitions

  • Most Outstanding Student, Emory University School of Law
  • Distinguished Service Award, Emory University School of Law
  • G. Conley Ingram Award, Emory University School of Law
  • Sydney Parks Award, Emory University School of Law 
  • Dean’s Award for Highest Grade in Class – Sports Law

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, San Diego County Bar Foundation
  • Coach, Special Olympics of Southern California