Justin D. Brown advises and represents employers in a range of employment and labor law matters arising under federal, Idaho, and California state laws, including:

  • Wage and hour issues under federal, California, and Idaho law
  • Exemption classification issues under federal, California, and various state laws
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Administrative charges, including EEOC, California DFEH and Labor Commissioner, and Idaho Human Rights Commission
  • Cryptocurrency

Justin has been involved in every phase of litigation, from pre-litigation demands through trial. Justin was the second chair in a three-week jury trial involving claims of sexual harassment and was responsible for examining multiple witnesses.  

In addition, Justin conducts compliance audits relating to FLSA and state wage and hour law, pay practices, employment and human resources procedures, and provides compliance counseling for clients. Justin has performed compliance audits for small technology start-ups, established Silicon Valley companies, and multi-state employers. Justin also provides acquisition deal support to provide clients with employment liability exposure, required deal provisions based on employment practices, and to assist with acquisition negotiations.

Justin has been seconded to several clients, including a multinational technology conglomerate to provide advice on daily employment and human resources issues, a Bay Area based research and technology company going through a restructuring as well as daily employment advice, a nationwide transportation company that required advice on wage and hour and paid sick leave matters, and a nationwide construction group to provide primarily California employment and wage and hour advice. While on the secondment, Justin gained valuable in-house perspective and worked with various business units to update nationwide policies, advise on restructuring and layoff disputes, manage litigation matters, and resolve issues with permanent and contingent workers.

Prior to joining Littler, Justin represented construction developers in complex litigation matters. He previously worked as an associate in a San Jose firm representing primarily property management companies with their labor and employment advice and litigation needs.

Professional & Community Affiliations


California Bar Association


Santa Clara Bar Association


Idaho Bar Association

Member, Executive Council

Labor and Employment Section

Idaho State Bar


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Speaking Engagements

Regular Rate in the Golden State: The Math Problem With Serious Consequences

2022 California Virtual Regional Employer Conference

November 2, 2022

Top 10 Wage & Hour Risks, Including Paying Employees in Crypto

myLawCLE Live Presentation

April 27, 2022

Paying Employees in Crypto

Web3 Legal Conference, Austin, TX

April 7, 2022


  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2012
  • B.A., Pepperdine University, 2009cum laude

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