Meyers Nave Merges with Brown Law Group, Expands Statewide Labor and Employment Practice
On October 1, 2020, Meyers Nave merged with Brown Law Group, a prominent boutique employment law firm based in San Diego serving many of the nation’s largest employers for more than 20 years. Combining Brown Law Group with Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Law Practice reflects the rapidly growing market for labor and employment law services throughout California and expands and enhances the firm’s capabilities representing employers in high impact litigation.
The merger received state and national news coverage which also focused on both Firms’ demonstration of their commitment to diversity.
- “Encouragement Changes Lives: Celebrating Black Entrepreneurship,” San Diego Business Journal, 2/1/2021
- “Diversity Is Key In Calif. Boutique Merger With Meyers Nave,” Law360, 9/3/2020
- “Meyers Nave merging with San Diego employment law boutique, Brown Law Group,” Daily Journal, 9/1/2020
- “Citing High Demand in L&E, Meyers Nave Inks Merger Deal With San Diego Boutique,” The Recorder, 8/31/2020
“We are thrilled that Janice and her team will be joining Meyers Nave. As a mid-sized California law firm, we have been looking at opportunities to grow our employment law and litigation capabilities,” said David Skinner, Meyers Nave’s Managing Principal. “Janice is a power-house. She built a highly successful, dynamic, woman- and minority-owned law firm which focuses on employment law, commercial litigation and general business litigation. Together, we significantly increase our respective depth of experience to serve our clients’ growing needs for legal services.”
Janice Brown, the founder of Brown Law Group, serves as general counsel to a number of large employers and is a seasoned litigator well known for her 35 years of experience representing nationally prominent clients. Brown has also been named to the Super Lawyers list by Law & Politics magazine since 2007.
Meyers Nave and Brown Law Group have been committed to attracting top legal talent that reflects the diversity of California. Meyers Nave is proud to note that women and minority attorneys make up approximately 60% of the firm’s lawyers and eight of the firm’s practice groups are led by women and/or minority attorneys.
“Meyers Nave provides a statewide platform to help me serve the needs of my clients throughout California and increase the range of legal services I can offer my clients,” Brown stated. She emphasized that Meyers Nave’s demonstrated commitment to inclusion was a major factor in the merger. “Finding a law firm with the right culture is not just about work. I’m proud to join a firm where diversity is a core value and not just a slogan. It shows in the people they have in leadership and that I am coming in as an owner.”
Meyers Nave’s Labor and Employment Law Practice is led by Camille Hamilton Pating who also chairs the firm’s Workplace Investigations Practice. The group represents public entities, businesses, non-profit organizations, and public-private partnerships in comprehensive labor and employment law advice, counseling, employee relations, investigations, administrative hearings, and litigation in state and federal courts. “Janice and her team bring an extraordinary level of expertise. Her arrival will be a win for our clients who will continue to receive high quality legal counsel while now benefiting from our expanded capabilities, especially in employment litigation,” Pating stated.
About Janice P. Brown and the Brown Law Group
Brown Law Group is a woman- and minority owned law firm founded by Janice P. Brown, whose highly acclaimed career began as a U.S. Justice Department trial attorney where she earned Trial Lawyer of the Year. Janice founded Brown Law Group in 2003 and, as BLG’s Chief Strategy Officer, she created a successful employment law boutique while maintaining a full client workload. BLG’s employment counseling, training and litigation expertise is highly regarded among local employers as well as Fortune 50 companies headquartered throughout the country. Janice is a past Board member of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, and the immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.
For more information about the merger, please contact:
Janice P. Brown
Email | 619.330.1700
Janice is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Brown Law Group, a specialty employment law boutique that merged with Meyers Nave in 2020. Janice has more than 35 years of experience as a trial lawyer with significant trial, arbitration and appellate experience in all areas of employment law, as well as extensive expertise in employment law advice, counseling and training.
David W. Skinner
Email | 800.464.3559
David is the Managing Principal of Meyers Nave. He is a trial attorney with more than 29 years of experience representing public agencies and private parties in complex transactions and high-profile litigation matters. He has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in Southern and Northern California, and has handled several appeals that have established legal precedent.
About Meyers Nave: Meyers Nave is a full-service law firm providing transaction, litigation, regulatory compliance and general counsel legal services to corporations, public entities, non-profit organizations and public-private partnerships throughout California. www.meyersnave.com