John T. Mullan

John T. Mullan

Location:
San Francisco, California
Phone:
415-394-5597
Fax:
415-434-0513
Email:

Mr. Mullan represents individuals in the full range of employment matters. Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Mullan has worked extensively on the firm's wage and hour class action litigation in state and federal courts, as well as the litigation and negotiation of individual employment law claims, including claims for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower retaliation. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where he served as an executive editor of the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.

Mr. Mullan has been a contributing author on several amicus briefs pertaining to wage and hour matters filed on behalf of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Law Project, and the AFL-CIO. In addition, Mr. Mullan is a Supervising Attorney for the Workers' Rights Clinic of the San Francisco Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, and has spoken on employment law issues for the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), and the Employment Law Center.  Mr. Mullan has been a contributor to the Fair Labor Standards Act treatise published by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, and, beginning in 2011, he is a Chapter Editor for The Rutter Group’s Employment Litigation California Practice Guide.  He is co-author, along with his colleague, David A. Lowe, of The Recorder’s 2012 publication, “California Employment Law Forms,” and a co-author, along with his colleague, Chaya Mandelbaum of The Recorder's 2016 publication, "California Business Litigation" (Employment Law Chapter).

Mr. Mullan has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer since 2013, the first year of his eligibility for the award.  Prior to that, he was recognized as a "Rising Star for Northern California" by Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California, the Labor and Employment Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the California Employment Lawyers' Association. Mr. Mullan is a member of the State Bar of California.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Discrimination, Retaliation & Harassment
  • Employment Agreement and Severance Negotiations
  • Wage and Hour
  • Executive Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 2002
  • University of California at Berkeley
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Library of California Employment Law Forms, The Recorder, 2012
  • The Value of Overtime: Rethinking the Use of the Fluctuating Workweek Methodology to Calculate Damages in Fair Labor Standards Act Misclassification Cases, Bender's California Labor and Employment Bulletin, Vol. 2009, No. 2, 2009
  • California Business Litigation Handbook (Emploment Law Chapter), The Recorder, 2016

Classes/Seminars

  • Library of California Employment Law Forms, 2012
  • Seek and Destroy: The Effective Use of the Discovery Process in Employment Cases, State Bar of California Labor and Employment Section seminar Newport Beach, California, 2012
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, 2013
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims Update & Internal Investigations of Whistleblower Claims, Practising Law Institute, San Francisco, 2014
  • Recent Developments in Retaliation and Whistleblower Law (October 2014), State Bar of California Labor and Employment Section Webinar , 2014
  • Employment Law Practice: Year in Review, Continuing Education of the Bar, 2015
  • Employment Law Practice: Year in Review, Continuing Education of the Bar, 2016
  • Employment Law Practice: Year in Review, Continuing Education of the Bar, 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star for Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2012
  • Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Supervising Attorney for the Workers' Rights Clinic

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa