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Brent J. North

Brent J. North

Founding Partner
Irvine, California

Brent North is a founding partner of North, Nash & Abendroth LLP. He has an active trial and appellate practice, representing public and private employers in a variety of areas involving labor and employment law. Brent has extensive experience representing employers in the entertainment, finance, mortgage, manufacturing, high technology, clothing, electronics, education, gaming, and healthcare industries. He regularly negotiates high-level executive contracts, and advises companies with respect to difficult, complex decisions preceding executive and employee terminations. His consulting services aid companies in achieving and maintaining compliance with increasingly complex laws governing labor and employment law relationships. He is a frequent speaker, and has conducted seminars for major employers in the areas of harassment, discrimination, and workplace investigations.

Illustrative Professional Experience

  • Defense of wrongful discharge and discrimination claims
  • Defense of sexual harassment claims
  • Defense of retaliation claims
  • Defense of wage and hour claims
  • Defense of ERISA claims
  • Conducting and defending workplace investigations
  • Prosecution of claims for declaratory and injunctive relief

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Education Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1996


  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 1996
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Law Review: Brigham Young University Law Review, Executive Editor
  • University of California, Irvine, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1993

Representative Clients

  • Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
  • Federation of California Racing Association
  • Los Angeles County Fair Association
  • Los Angeles Turf Club
  • SkyWest Airlines
  • Long Beach Unified School District
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • New Century Mortgage Company
  • Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan


  • Frequent Speaker, Harassment, Discrimination, and Workplace Investigations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, Member
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member