Brent M. Giddens

Los Angeles Office
(213) 612-6300, ext 1603
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During college, Brent played varsity basketball for the Columbia Lions

“The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson (1860)

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About Brent

A labor and employment attorney experienced in litigation, strategic and operational issues, Brent M. Giddens helps California employers advance their business goals, representing clients in all facets of the employer/employee relationship.  Giddens has extensive background and experience in defending class actions, as well as individual actions, before California state and federal courts.  His clients cover a wide variety of industries, and include large national employers as well as small businesses.  Whether a matter requires litigation to a successful conclusion, or negotiation of a sensible business oriented solution, Giddens has the experience to help his clients reach their goals.

Giddens is regularly called upon by clients to provide due diligence in corporate mergers and acquisitions.  He offers strategic advice and guidance on critical corporate transactions, executive employment agreements, severance negotiations, internal investigations, wage and hour audits and other employment compliance issues.  Further, Giddens has served as lead defense counsel in numerous NLRB trial proceedings, organization drives, and has experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

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University of Southern California, J.D., 1987

Columbia University, B.A., 1984

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Listed, Best Lawyers®, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Los Angeles, CA, 2020

Listed, Southern California SuperLawyers, 2014 - 2020

American Bar Association

Development of the Law Under the National Labor Relations Act, Member

Blog Entries

Whistling Past the Graveyard – The…

December 14, 2018

Facebook Trash Talk - The NLRB Pulls…

July 29, 2011

The Emerging Right to Trash Talk --…

June 30, 2011

Court Bars Employee From Using PAGA…

October 23, 2010

November Ballot Alert - Possible…

October 7, 2010

Hiring of Arguably Less Qualified…

July 13, 2010

Federal Law Now Requires Lactation…

April 7, 2010

Victory for California Staffing Agencies

July 28, 2008

Same Sex Marriage - What Does It Mean…

June 19, 2008

On Call Time--Compensable Hours Worked?

March 25, 2008

Appellate Court Emphasizes Narrow…

August 21, 2007

Court Issues Opinion Focusing on CFRA…

May 29, 2007


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