Erick’s legal career has focused almost exclusively on representing the interests of California employers. Throughout his career he has worked hand-in-hand with employers and their executive teams to address the wide range of challenges that employers face in managing their California workforces, including, but not limited to, wage and hour compliance, EEO compliance, personnel policy implementation, workforce (management and sexual harassment) training, workplace investigations, and reductions in force. Erick strives to help employers develop strategies and implement policies aimed at minimizing the risks of litigation.
In addition to providing advice and counsel, Erick has extensive experience representing employers in all aspects of employment litigation. Erick has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of employment-related claims, including claims of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, defamation, invasion of privacy, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair competition. Erick has also successfully represented employers in complex wage and hour class action litigation in state and federal court as well as in matters before administrative agencies.
Erick received his B.A. from California Lutheran University and his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law.
Brian represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation with a special emphasis in the areas of labor and employment law. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law including advising employers about the discipline of employees, wage and hour issues, claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation made by employees, and leaves of absence. Brian also routinely provides advice to employers on preventative measures to protect their trade secrets and proprietary information from being inadvertently and/or intentionally misappropriated.
Brian represents clients before both state and federal courts as well as in binding arbitrations. He also represents clients before numerous administrative agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, Workers Compensation Appeals Board, the Employment Development Department, and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Brian also has expertise representing construction companies, owners, and property developers in construction law matters. Based on his knowledge of construction law, Brian has developed a rather unique practice of advising construction companies on labor and employment matters of particular interest to those clients. For instance, Brian regularly represents construction companies that perform public works projects before the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and/or other labor compliance agencies with respect to prevailing wage matters.
Brian earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his J.D. from the University of California School of Law, Davis.