Overview

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

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
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Illinois wage and hour issues

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 local 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.

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

Professional & Community Affiliations

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

Former Member, Board of Directors

National Legal Counsel

Japanese American Citizens League

Founding Member

The Howard University School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Recognition

Named, 2016 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll

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

Speaking Engagements

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

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

November 1, 2017

TOMODACHI Daiwa House Student Leadership Conference III

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, 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