12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Irvine, CA 92618
Brigham Cheney represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employee class action lawsuits; traditional labor law; discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination litigation; breach of contract claims; trade secret, and executive employment agreements. He has a wide range of litigation experience, including all phases of law and motion practice, discovery, mediation, arbitration, and trial.
Mr. Cheney has unique experience in wage-and-hour class action law, having successfully tried two such class actions, in addition to successfully litigating numerous, complex, class actions alleging a variety of wage-and-hour claims at both trial and appellate levels. He also has experience defending employers against claims under “living wage” ordinances.
Mr. Cheney’s traditional labor practice includes representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations, critical work stoppage scenarios, grievance arbitrations, contract administration, business transactions, technology implementation, and litigation of unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
In connection with his practice, Mr. Cheney has gained extensive experience in the international shipping industry, representing international container shipping lines, marine terminal operators, and major transportation and logistics companies with operations throughout the United States and worldwide. Mr. Cheney’s work has provided him with a multi-layered understanding of his transportation-related clients’ business operations and needs, enabling him to provide counsel on diverse issues involving government regulation, e-commerce, customer and vendor relationships, independent contractor classification, intermodal operations, technology processes and implementation, labor relations, and policy development.
Mr. Cheney also has broad experience representing companies in a variety of other industries, including telecommunications, medical devices, warehousing, food manufacturing and services, insurance, and others.
Mr. Cheney speaks German.
Mr. Cheney has been selected by Southern California Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the field of Employment & Labor Law for six of the last seven years (2009-2011 and 2013-2015).
Brigham Cheney earned a double bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, in European studies and German from Brigham Young University, and his Juris Doctor from The University of Chicago Law School.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Cheney speaks regularly to management and human resource groups regarding a variety of employment law topics, including wage and hour compliance, employment discrimination and harassment prevention, health care legislation, disability and accessibility issues and traditional labor law.