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Bryan W. Patton

Bryan W. Patton is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group. Bryan focuses his practice on defending employers in class action and single plaintiff employment matters asserting violations of state and federal employment law.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation (state and federal courts)
  • Class action defense

Capabilities

Experience

  • Ongoing defense of massage boutique from putative class and PAGA claims regarding alleged misclassification as independent contractors.
  • Ongoing representation of nationwide retailer from putative class and PAGA claims regarding alleged failure to pay all regular, minimum, and overtime wage, failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to provide accurate wage statements, failure to pay wages at termination, failure to provide suitable seating, failure to reimburse necessary business expenses, and violations of California Unfair Competition Law.
  • Ongoing defense of nationwide real estate development company from PAGA claim premised on alleged failure to pay minimum and overtime wages, failure to provide meal and breaks, failure to pay reporting time pay, failure to provide accurate wage statements, and failure to timely pay wages at termination.
  • Ongoing defense of Fortune 50 retailer in class action alleging meal break and unpaid overtime violations, including as member of federal jury trial team.
  • Ongoing defense of Fortune 50 retailer in Rule 23 class action alleging failure to pay overtime wages, failure to provide accurate wage statements, and failure to pay all wages at termination.
  • Ongoing defense of nationwide fashion brand from putative class and PAGA claims alleging unpaid overtime, unpaid minimum wages, failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to provide accurate wage statements, failure to pay wages due at termination, failure to provide suitable seating to employees, and failure to pay split-shift premiums.
  • Ongoing defense of nationwide manufacturing and retail company from putative class and PAGA claims regarding failure to pay minimum and overtime wages, failure to provide meal periods, failure to provide accurate wage statements, and failure to pay all wages due at termination.
  • Ongoing defense of nationwide utility company from putative class and PAGA claims regarding failure to pay minimum and overtime wages, failure to provide meal and rest periods, failure to reimburse business expenses, failure to provide accurate wage statements, and failure to pay all wages at termination.
  • Obtained dismissal of all claims at the pleading stage without leave to amend on behalf of national restaurant chain in nationwide class action alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ongoing representation of national restaurant chain in class action alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act across all California locations.
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Amy Pellman, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2011

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2013
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, Pepperdine Law Review
  • B.A., New York University, 2009
Clerkships
  • Hon. William D. Keller, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2016-2017
Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California