Vedder Price

Brendan G. Dolan

Shareholder

Chair, West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Area

Brendan is a Shareholder in the Vedder Price San Francisco office and a member of the Labor and Employment group. He has 30 years of experience representing employers in a wide range of labor and employment law matters encompassing both litigation and counseling.

He has brought dozens of successful motions for summary judgment, has extensive injunction litigation experience, has tried cases and handled appeals in the state and federal courts, and has arbitrated a wide variety of employment disputes. He has defended employers in individual, multi-plaintiff and class litigation involving alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, trade secret misappropriation, noncompetes and employee benefits. Among clients Brendan has represented in litigation are Oracle Corporation, Chevron, Siemens, Hearst Corporation and Cisco Systems.

He has also prosecuted cases on behalf of individual employers and industry groups challenging government regulation affecting the employment relationship.  One example is the successful ERISA preemption-based challenge to the San Francisco domestic partner benefits ordinance in which Brendan represented the US airline industry trade organization and 35 individual airlines.

Brendan has also handled National Labor Relations Board cases, collective bargaining negotiations, strike planning and labor arbitrations.

Brendan counsels employers on myriad labor and employment issues encompassing virtually every facet of the employment relationship.

Brendan has also represented senior executives in employment agreement and severance negotiations and disputes.

Brendan has been named in The Best Lawyers in America over several years and is listed in the 2016 and 2017 editions.

He is a 1986 honors graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review, member of the McAuliffe Honor Society, and recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in Corporations, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Labor Law, and of the USF Law School Retention Scholarship. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981.

Brendan G. Dolan

Shareholder

Chair, West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Area

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 1986, cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1981

Brendan G. Dolan

Shareholder

Chair, West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Area

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1986

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1986

Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Sections of Litigation & Labor and Employment

Brendan G. Dolan

Shareholder

Chair, West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Area

Brendan G. Dolan

Shareholder

Chair, West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Area