Jeremy M. Mittman

Jeremy M. Mittman

Special Employment Counsel

Jeremy Mittman is a special employment counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department. He represents management in litigation of employment-related matters, including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as state and federal wage and hour claims. In addition to litigation, Jeremy counsels clients on compliance with employment-related laws and on developing, implementing and enforcing personnel policies and procedures. He has represented employers in a variety of industries, including financial services, security services, and various entertainment and media companies.

Jeremy also is a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and International Labor & Employment Group, and a large part of his practice is focused on international employment issues. He works with clients on multi-country HR projects involving issues such as data privacy in Global Human Resources Information Systems, multi-country employment contracts, international background checks and noncompetition issues, terminations, immigration matters, and other HR actions. Jeremy also has assisted clients with complying with the EU Data Protection Directive and has substantial experience in drafting Safe Harbor certifications to the US Department of Commerce, as well as model contractual clauses to comply with EU law.

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N.D. Cal.: Internal Whistleblowers Are Protected and May Sue Individual Directors

On October 23, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California largely denied a motion to dismiss a whistleblower retaliation claim brought by a company’s former general counsel, ruling that:  (I) the SOX and Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provisions provide for individual liability against board members; and (ii) the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation provision protects internal … Continue Reading
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