Bryan L. Hawkins

Bryan L. Hawkins
Associate
Sacramento, CA
P: 916.319.4648
Overview

About Bryan

Bryan Hawkins is an associate practicing in the firm's Litigation group whose practice focuses on complex commercial disputes in areas such as antitrust, labor and employment, and real estate. Bryan has extensive jury and bench-trial experience.   

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Bryan participated in the Volunteer District Attorney Program at the San Francisco County District Attorney's Office where he assumed the role of a deputy district attorney and was independently responsible for the prosecution of a variety of crimes, including assault, battery, theft, arson, and driving under the influence.

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Experience

Experience

  • Trial counsel for two-week federal jury and bench trial alleging the breach of an LLC operating agreement.
  • Defended financial services company against claims of race, gender, and age discrimination.
  • Defended consumer financial services companies in employment matters and against various other California tort and statutory claims.
  • Represented local and regional governmental entities in adversarial bankruptcy matters.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Honors

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Business Litigation), Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2011-2016

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program
  • Member, Wiley Manual Bar Association, 2015-Present
  • Conference Committee Member, California Minority Counsel Program, 2012
  • Member, Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce, 2013
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • “California’s New Minimum Wage:  What Employers Need To Know.”  Law 360, April 6, 2016
  • "Significant Wage and Hour Pitfalls," SHRM/Stoel Rives 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Mar. 2016
  • "Legal Updates," SHRM/Stoel Rives 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Mar. 2016
  • "The California Paid Sick Leave Law - Are You in Compliance?," ACC Sacramento Chapter Luncheon, Feb. 2016
  • “United States Supreme Court Once Again Rejects California’s Attempt To Void Class Action Arbitration Waivers.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, December 18, 2015
  • “Anti-Arbitration Bill Approved by California Legislature.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, August 31, 2015
  • “California Limits Defenses Available to Employers Requesting Background Checks.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, August 17, 2015 
  • “AB 1897: California’s New Labor Contracting and Client Liability Law.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, November 13, 2014
  • Video Interview Discussing California’s Paid Sick Leave Law, LXBN TV, Sept. 2014
  • “California Court of Appeal Rules Employers Must Reimburse Employees For Work Calls on Personal Cell Phones.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, September 26, 2014
  • “California Enacts State-Wide Paid Employee Sick Leave Law.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, September 17, 2014
  • “California Supreme Court Clarifies When a Franchisee’s Employees Can Bring Employment Claims Against the Franchisor in Taylor Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, September 8, 2014
  • “California Supreme Court Makes It Easier for Workers in Misclassification Cases To Obtain Class Certification.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, July 30, 2014
  • California Court of Appeal Affirms That It Pays To Be the Squeaky Wheel.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, January 22, 2014
  • “New California Law Provides that Sexual Desire is Not a Required Element in a Sexual Harassment Lawsuit.”  Stoel Rives, World of Employment, August 23, 2013
  • “Rational basis review v. Rule 12(b)(6), who wins?” Daily Journal, July 11, 2011



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