John D. Hayashi

John D. Hayashi is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Hayashi's employment practice focuses on the defense of complex employment matters, including wage and hour class action disputes for misclassification of workers, unpaid wages and overtime, meal and rest breaks, and other intricacies of California's unique employment laws and corresponding regulations. He also counsels and defends employers against claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and unfair competition, including claims under both federal and California laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and other labor and employment laws. Mr. Hayashi has litigated employment matters involving industries ranging from retail stores, pharmaceutical sales, food service, real estate, mortgage brokerage and underwriting, and technology/network administration.

Mr. Hayashi has trial and appellate experience before state and federal courts. His general litigation background includes matters involving securities fraud, shareholder derivative suits, real estate disputes (including nonjudicial foreclosure), trade secrets, insurance coverage, and other complex business matters.

Mr. Hayashi received his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law in 2000, where he served as senior editor of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, was president of the Asian Pacific Law Students Association, and served as a Lawyering Skills instructor. He received his B.A., cum laude, in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1993.

Mr. Hayashi formerly served as an executive board member of the William L. Todd, Jr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court organization. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment
Law School The University of Southern California Law School
Education University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1993)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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