Brandon A. Takahashi is a partner of Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, one of the 100 largest U.S. law firms representing clients in complex litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters in 25 offices across the United States. Based in California, Mr. Takahashi’s practice specializes in management-side employment advice and counseling, as well as defending employers in litigation in both state and federal courts. Mr. Takahashi's clients include both private and public sector employers. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including hospitality, retail, restaurant, banking, healthcare, sports and software programming. In his years of practice, Mr. Takahashi had the opportunity to defend two cases of first impression brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and also successfully dismissed a highly-publicized lawsuit involving the intersection between employment law and politics in Southern California. Mr. Takahashi has been honored with several accolades and awards including, selection as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2013-2018 and to the Lawyers of Color inaugural “Hot List” in 2013, consisting of the top 100 minority attorneys under the age of 40 in the Western region of the United States. Mr. Takahashi’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California, and will be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in May 2018. Mr. Takahashi is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Employment Law Council, and the Japanese American Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, for which he is also a former adjunct professor. Mr. Takahashi maintains an active profile in the community where he also served as an adjunct professor for Loyola Law School, and still serves as an advisor to the Southern California Junior Academy of Sciences, volunteer for the Asian Pacific’ Women’s Center and Little Tokyo Service Center and also holds fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Make A Wish Foundation. In addition, he is a member and supporter of the Japanese American National Museum and a member of the Business Forums International, Los Angeles Chapter.