Brent M. Giddens

Partner
Los Angeles Office
bgiddens@cdflaborlaw.com
(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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Education

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 - 2022

Listed, Southern California SuperLawyers, 2014 - 2022

American Bar Association

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

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August 21, 2019

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March 7, 2019

Brent Giddens Joins CASA/LA Board of Directors

August 25, 2015

Brent Giddens Quoted In The Los Angeles Times Article “Fast-Food Workers Rally”

September 3, 2013

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