Benjamin A. Emmert represents employers in a variety of civil litigation matters in both state and federal court, including trials and appellate advocacy. He also represents the interests of employers in labor matters before administrative agencies and tribunals, such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. He also handles arbitration and mediation. His areas of expertise include:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unlawful harassment
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Title VII
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Benjamin was a litigator for a law firm in San Jose, California. In law school, he was editor for the Santa Clara University Law Review and was a member of the trial team and Honors Moot Court.

Speaking Engagements

San Jose Breakfast Briefing Series - February Session

San Jose, CA

February 6, 2020

San Jose Breakfast Briefing Series - January Session

San Jose, CA

January 28, 2020

2018 Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series

San Francisco, CA

January 31, 2018


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1991

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California