Overview

Brandon R. Mita represents employers in various areas of employment law before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and local agencies responsible for investigating allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

In addition, Brandon provides advice and counseling to clients on a wide variety of employment law areas, including:

  • Handbooks, policies, and procedures
  • Employment-related contracts
  • Disability and workplace accommodations
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Family and medical leave
  • Workplace investigations
  • Wage and hour compliance and litigation

Throughout his career at Littler, Brandon has dedicated a substantial portion of his time to aiding several non-profits on a pro bono basis. From 2014-2016, Brandon served as the national legal counsel to one of the largest Asian Pacific American community-based organizations in the U.S. In this capacity, Brandon advised the organization on numerous areas, including but not limited to, employment and board governance. Brandon also provides pro bono employment-related advice to other non-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. 

In 2016, Brandon served on a secondment at a large hotel management company where his responsibilities included leading the company’s internal investigations teams with respect to employment-related allegations as well as developing and providing training on the company’s internal investigation response protocols. Brandon also reviewed, revised, and drafted employment policies and procedures, and he developed strategies for the company’s employment litigation. Lastly, he was the primary contact for providing advice and counsel on a wide variety of human resources questions and issues, including but not limited to, background checks, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment, and issues related to various wage and hour situations.

Brandon is the co-chair for the Business Development Subcommittee for Littler’s ‘Ohana Affinity Group and is a current protégé in Littler’s Career Advocacy Program.

Prior to joining Littler, Brandon worked as a law clerk for former Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Stuart J. Ishimaru.

 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Social Impact Incubator, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Member, Community Advisory Board

Global Asian Studies Program, University of Illinois at Chicago

Member, Board of Directors

Washington D.C. Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Chicago Bar Association

Member

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc.

Member

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Member

Japanese American Bar Association

Member

National Employment Law Council

Member

National Native American Bar Association

Associate Member

U.S. - Japan Council

Member

D.C. Bar Association

Recognition

Named, 2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

The D.C. Access to Justice Commission and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

Named, 2016 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll

The D.C. Access to Justice Commission and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

News, Analysis & Press

Looking Back to Push Forward: An Overview of Asian American Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

March 27, 2017

Confused About D.C.'s New Wage Law? Here's What You Should Know

Washington Business Journal

June 17, 2016

The U.S.-Japan Council Announces Its 2013 Class of TOMODACHI Emerging Leaders

The U.S.-Japan Council

October 3, 2013

A Different World: What’s it like to be an Asian American Student at a Historically Black College?

Hyphen Magazine

January 27, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Looking Back to Push Forward: An Overview of Asian American Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

Bank of America - Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Charlotte, NC

May 14, 2018

Looking Back to Push Forward: An Overview of Asian American Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

3M - Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, St. Paul, MN

April 9, 2018

Board Governance Principles and Fiduciary Duties

The Board Fellowship Program Webinar Series – Kizuna

April 2, 2018

Lessons from Next Generation Leaders

The U.S. – Japan Council Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

November 12, 2017

Best Practices for Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations: Legal Requirements and Practical Considerations

Labor & Employment Webinar Series – Littler Mendelson and BB&T

November 1, 2017

Board Governance Principles and Fiduciary Duties

The Board Fellowship Program Webinar Series – Kizuna

September 11, 2017

Looking Back to Push Forward: An Overview of Asian American Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

BMO Harris - Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Chicago, IL

June 6, 2017

Creating and Maintaining Legally Compliant Job Descriptions

Strafford Publications, Inc. Webinar

May 25, 2017

Looking Back to Push Forward: An Overview of Asian American Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession, Palo Alto, CA

March 27, 2017

TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference III

The U.S. – Japan Council, Washington, D.C.

October 22, 2016

Legally Terminating Employees on Leave: How to Ensure FMLA and ADA Compliance

Center For Competitive Management (C4CM) Webinar

June 28, 2016

Writing Accurate and Defensible Job Descriptions that Comply with the FLSA, ADA, and FMLA

Center For Competitive Management (C4CM) Webinar

February 9, 2016

U.S. - Japan Relations Symposium: 70 Years and Beyond

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

November 21, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006

Bar Admission

District of Columbia
Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland