Benjamin L. Webster has extensive experience handling trials, binding arbitrations, and mediations in a variety of complex disputes. He has defended countless lawsuits in state and federal courts involving allegations such as : Discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and immigration status, Sexual harassment, Defamation, Breach of contract, Unfair competition and other business torts, Workplace violence.
Additionally, Ben has prosecuted and defended numerous trade secret cases, winning and defeating requests for injunctive relief in high stakes, time-sensitive disputes. He also has handled the defense of class action lawsuits, including wage and hour and discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Another focus of Ben’s practice is conducting complex workplace investigations (involving claims of harassment, retaliation, and other alleged misconduct) for public and private employers, as well as advising companies in connection with internal investigations and discipline resulting therefrom.
A frequent speaker at employment seminars and training programs, Ben has worked with various local, regional, and national clients involved in : Construction, Finance, Health care, Insurance, Real estate, Telecommunications.
Ben is the office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson’s Sacramento office. Prior to joining Littler, he practiced commercial litigation, with an emphasis in labor and employment law, for another national law firm where he served as managing partner of the Sacramento office for the eight years preceding his departure.
Between college and law school, he worked as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Red Bluff, California; as a legislative correspondent for Congressman Harold T. “Bizz” Johnson in Washington, D.C.; and, later, as a legislative and policy analyst and newsletter editor for the Joint Maritime Congress.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1987
- B.A., Stanford University, 1980
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Commissioner, California Travel & Tourism Commission, appointed by Governor Brown, 2015-present
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Sacramento County Bar Association
- Member, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Transition Team, 2008-2009
- Chairman, Board of Directors, Sacramento Community Link, 2007-2011
- Member, Sacramento Corporate Volunteer Council, 2008-2013
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