August Johannsen advises and represents employers in legal disputes. Prior to joining Littler, August worked for a national full-service law firm in its Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment practice groups, which gave him broad litigation experience with investigating claims, drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, taking and defending depositions, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, and mediation. He second-chaired a two-week federal jury trial relating to executive compensation issues representing an institution of higher education and obtained a full defense verdict.

Previously, August worked at a plaintiff-side employment litigation firm in Washington D.C., where he represented primarily federal employees in administrative discipline proceedings. He first-chaired an administrative evidentiary hearing and obtained a successful result for the client.

Professional & Community Affiliations


CASA of Lexington (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children)



Named, Rising Star

Super Lawyers


News, Analysis & Press

Mitigating the Impact of Title VII's New Retaliation Standard: The Americans with Disabilities Act After University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar

56 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 301



  • J.D., The College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 2015cum laude
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2012College Honors

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims