Representative Matters

Mr. Brenner has enjoyed frequent success as a litigator. Highlights of his accomplishments include the following:

  • Denial of certification in a putative class action brought by union musicians against a major California performing arts center alleging breach of collective bargaining agreement, violation of the duty of fair representation, and unfair labor practices, followed by summary judgment against the named plaintiffs and a complete dismissal of the action
  • Denial of certification in a putative wage and hour class action alleging meal and rest break, overtime, and off-the-clock violations brought against a major retailer
  • Judgment in favor of a college in three administrative mandamus actions brought by students in California Superior Court challenging the investigation, hearing process, and outcome in separate Title IX sexual assault cases
  • Individual settlements and the dismissal of class and collective action claims in a nationwide FLSA action brought in Florida district court against a major health care company
  • Order for arbitration in New York and stay of further proceedings in California civil court in a bonus and contract action brought by a former California employee against a major private equity firm; a favorable settlement was obtained thereafter
  • Dismissal with prejudice at the pleading stage of a lawsuit brought by a student against a university alleging a failure to accommodate in violation of the ADA and the Unruh Civil Rights Act and intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other things
  • Voluntary dismissal of class claims by the named plaintiff in a putative class action alleging improper background checks under federal and state law against a large health care company
  • Voluntary dismissal of class claims by the named plaintiff in a putative class action alleging improper background checks under federal and state law against a large food services franchisor
  • Summary judgment and the complete dismissal of an action alleging breach of employment contract and wrongful termination without cause that was brought by a high-level executive against a major insurance services company
  • Pre-hearing dismissal in the arbitration of a breach-of-contract action brought against a food services company; the dismissal was upheld on appeal
  • Verdict in favor of the defendant after a trial on claims brought by the federal government alleging misallocation and misclassification of employment settlement proceeds for tax purposes
  • Voluntary walk-away settlement with the plaintiff from putative class claims for alleged meal and rest break, off-the-clock, and business expense reimbursement violations
  • Voluntary walk-away settlement with the plaintiff alleging wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, retaliation, and defamation