Brandon R. Mita represents employers in various areas of employment law before state and federal trial and appellate courts, the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and local agencies responsible for investigating allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
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
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
- Family and medical leave
- Wage and hour compliance and litigation
Throughout his career at Littler, Brandon has dedicated a substantial portion of his time to aiding several non-profits on a pro bono basis. He is currently the pro bono general counsel for the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education and public awareness about the internment of Japanese Americans by the U.S. government during World War II.
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 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.
- J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2010
- B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
- 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
Professional & Community Affiliations :
- Member, Social Impact Incubator, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
- Member, Community Advisory Board, Global Asian Studies Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Member, Board of Directors, Washington D.C. Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, National Native American Bar Association
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