About Author Douglas Farmer

DOUGLAS J. FARMER is a shareholder in the San Francisco office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, one of the nation’s largest management side labor and employment law firms. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude. For more than 25 years he has been a practicing employment lawyer in California where he provides strategic advice to clients on the topics covered in this book.

Mr. Farmer has tried to verdict a broad range of employment cases in state and federal courts, including wage and hour representative actions, in addition to sexual harassment, age discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, FMLA/CFRA, and other wrongful termination matters. Recently, he was one of eight California lawyers elected by his peers as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, and was recently elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has been recognized as one of California’s leading employment lawyers in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and as a “Super Lawyer” by the publishers of Northern California Super Lawyers magazine, a recognition based on peer reviews and professional achievement limited to five percent of all California lawyers.

Prior to joining Ogletree, Mr. Farmer was a partner in the labor department of an AM 100 Law Firm, and a former Trial Attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He is a founding shareholder of the firm’s San Francisco office, a former managing shareholder of the office, and has served on the firm’s Management Committee, Advisory Committee, Class Action Steering Committee and other management committees.