Dustin May is an associate in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Orange County office. He currently practices in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Litigation departments. Mr. May’s practice focuses on class action defense and complex labor and employment litigation, including state-wide and national employment wage and hour and discrimination matters at both the trial and appellate levels. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, engineering and construction, education, and restaurants.
Mr. May has significant experience representing employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation, including matters involving sex discrimination, disability discrimination, and wage and hour laws, including exemption, meal and rest break, and off-the-clock issues. He also has experience conducting sexual harassment training for supervisors and advising employers regarding personnel policies and employee handbooks, termination issues, leave matters and other employment-related issues.
In addition to his class action and employment practice, Mr. May has represented clients in a wide-range of matters, including trade secret misappropriation cases and complex commercial disputes.
Mr. May earned his law degree summa cum laude in 2011 from Pepperdine Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. While in law school, he served as an Associate Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review and as a legal extern to the chambers of Judge James Ware of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Pepperdine Interschool Appellate Team, where he participated in several competitions, including the William C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong. Mr. May received the Top Oral Advocate award and was a finalist at Pepperdine’s Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Competition.
In 2008, Mr. May graduated with College Honors and highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Political Science and Statistical Science.
Mr. May is admitted to practice law in California.
Pepperdine University - 2011 Juris Doctor
University of California - Santa Barbara - 2008 Bachelor of Arts