Overview

JoAnna Brooks has extensive class action litigation experience and has been involved in more than 50 class action litigation cases in California over the last 10 years. She advises clients both proactively and reactively on employment best practices, and serves as defense counsel in cases involving:

  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Breach of contract
  • Wage and hour
  • Unfair business practices

JoAnna's experience includes defending clients through trial, as well as, representing clients before the California Labor Commissioner, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. 

While at Georgetown Law Center, JoAnna received moot court and Dean's List honors. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Bar Association of San Francisco

Member

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Board Member

Employment Law Section

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Member

San Ramon Chamber of Commerce

Member

Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

Recognition

Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award

Georgetown University Law Center

Speaking Engagements

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2018 Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018

2018 Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series

San Francisco, CA

January 25, 2018

2018 Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series

San Francisco, CA

January 4, 2018

What to Do When the DOL Comes Knocking

California CEB, San Francisco, CA

May 4, 2017

Retail Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

New Employment and Labor Laws for 2015

Walnut Creek, CA

January 9, 2015

The 2014 Employment Law Update: The Year in Review and What to Expect in 2015

Littler Mendelson, Walnut Creek, CA

December 2, 2014

New Employment and Labor Laws for 2014 and 2015

San Francisco, CA

February 11, 2014

Appearance Challenges Facing Retailers: Dress Codes, Piercings, Headscarves and Union Pins

San Francisco, CA

September 18, 2013

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
  • B.A., Purdue University, 1992

Bar Admission

California

Courts

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