Brian Casillas - McDermott Will & Emery

Overview


Brian Casillas focuses his practice on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. He has experience in California and federal civil procedure including discovery, motion practice, defending depositions and negotiating settlements. He represents clients against claims under the Fair Employment & Housing Act, Labor Code, Cal/OSHA and Americans with Disabilities Act. Brian also advises corporate clients and individuals across various industries including technology, manufacturing, real estate and construction.

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Results


  • Second-chaired employment law trial, achieving defense verdict on claims for misclassification, failure to provide meal and rest breaks; drafted jury instructions, argued motions in limine and cross-examined Plaintiff’s expert*
  • Represented national aerospace manufacturer in PAGA declaratory relief arbitration, achieving defense award on claims for failure to provide meal periods and rest breaks, and overtime pay*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.

Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch in Labor and Employment Law – Management, 2023

Community


  • GRYD Foundation, board of directors
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, member

Credentials


Education
Loyola Law School, JD, 2014
University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 2010

Admissions
California

Languages
English
Spanish