William Brian London
Brian London is an associate in the firm’s New Orleans office. He represents employers in a variety of employment-related disputes, including cases arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), among other federal and state employment laws. Furthermore, he regularly represents clients in disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, breaches of fiduciary duty, and theft of trade secrets. Prior to joining the firm, Brian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl J. Barbier, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Brian was recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in Labor & Employment Law for 2015 by New Orleans Magazine and has been included in each edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers - Rising Stars from 2015 to the present.
- Represented three medical device sales representatives in a dispute with their former employer over the enforceability of the non-competition agreements they signed at the outset of their employment. Obtained preliminary injunctive relief in federal court declaring the non-compete agreements unenforceable and prohibiting the former employer from pursuing further attempts to enforce them.
- Represented regional healthcare provider in federal disability and sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former manager who voluntarily resigned the year after her breast cancer diagnosis. Obtained summary judgment ruling dismissing all of the plaintiff’s claims.
- Secured plaintiff’s agreement to voluntarily dismiss ADA lawsuit against former employer after completing discovery and filing motion for summary judgment.
- Successfully defended an energy company in age discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee who had been terminated for misconduct, with complete dismissal of all claims on summary judgment.
Honors & Leadership
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section – Member
- Federal Bar Association – Member
- Louisiana State Bar Association – Member
- New Orleans Bar Association – Member
- Society for Human Resources Management
- Assistant Examiner for Constitutional Law, Committee on Bar Admissions, Louisiana State Bar Association (Jan. 2017 – present)
- New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center – President, Board of Directors
- Homeless Experience Legal Protection (“H.E.L.P.”) Program – Volunteer Attorney
- Pro Bono Project – Volunteer Attorney
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- 2017 Employment Law Update, South Central Industrial Association (October 26, 2017)
- Protecting the Crown Jewels of Your Business: Preventing Trade Secret and Intellectual Property Theft, Association of Corporate Counsel and Loyola College of Law Continuing Legal Education Institute (September 29, 2017)
- Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board Free CLE Seminar (July 13, 2017)
- LGBTQ Pride Month: The Gender Revolution, WDSU News Sunday Morning (June 25, 2017)
- "Will Work for Free: Interns, Volunteers, and Other Problematic Job Classifications Under the FLSA," ABA Committee for Liaison with EEOC, OFCCP, and DOJ, Monthly Meeting (September 18, 2013)
- Healthcare Companies Should Take Note of Recent Fifth Circuit Decision Addressing Legality of Workplace Recording Policies, Houston Medical Journal, Vol. 14, Issue No. 8 (Nov. 2017)
- Accounting and Auditing Liability Issues in Louisiana, Fifty-State Survey of Accounting and Auditing Liability Issues, American Bar Association’s Professional Liability Litigation Section (Dec. 2016)
- Be Cautious When Attempting to Enforce Non-Compete Agreements, ABA Section of Litigation Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee (Feb. 22, 2015)
- The Fifth Circuit “SLAPP” Back: Immediate Appeal of Anti-SLAPP Motions Under the Collateral Order Doctrine in Henry v. Lake Charles American Press, L.L.C., Tulane Law Review, Vol. 84 (May 2010)
- Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog4.15.18
- Choice-of-Law and Choice-of-Forum May Depend on the Choice of Where to File and When: Multi-State Employers Continue to Face Challenges When Enforcing Restrictive Covenants Across State LinesNon-Compete and Trade Secrets Blog6.5.17
- Tulane Law SchoolJ.D. 2011, summa cum laude
- Rhodes College2005 B.A., cum laude
- Louisiana Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana