Brett C. Greving


San Francisco

(415) 262-8304

(415) 644-0978

Brett has more than 10 years of employment law experience, providing practical legal solutions for businesses in a heavily regulated employment environment and provides stout defense to employment lawsuits. Brett represents employers of all sizes in state and federal court litigation, handling class actions and individual matters with a particular focus on wage and hour class actions, Private Attorney General Act and Fair Labor Standards Act Collective actions, and trade secret lawsuits. He has experience handling hearings and proceedings before administrative agencies, including the California Labor Commissioner, FINRA, the EEOC, and the DFEH.

Brett also handles workplace investigations and both payroll and diversity audits. He counsels and assists employers in avoiding litigation, by navigating the challenge of numerous employment laws including FEHA, the California Labor Code, Title VII, the ADA, OSHA, and Workers’ Compensation. He advises companies on the drafting and implementation of employee handbooks, rest break and meal periods, vacation and sick leave policies, paid time off policies, exempt and non-exempt job descriptions, harassment and discrimination policies, and arbitration agreements.

Brett earned his law degree from University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from UCLA.



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

West Coast Expansion Continues with the Addition of 13 Labor & Employment Lawyers from Miller Law Group in California

August 01, 2019

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce 13 attorneys from California’s Miller Law Group — one of the largest woman-owned employment law firms in the country — have joined its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.


Employer Obligations Relating to Employee Voting [Alert]

October 20, 2020

Peter Ennis and Brett Greving breakdown, by state, what employees are entitled to when it comes to their right to vote.

California Governor Orders All Residents to Stay at Home [Alert]

March 20, 2020

Austin Dieter, David Hatch, and Brett Greving discuss Governor Newsome's order, who is exempt, and what services will remain available to Californians.

AB5: The Gig Is up on Independent Contractors [Alert]

September 25, 2019

Jason Barsanti and Brett Greving discuss AB5, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, and what it mean for employers and businesses, including the specific exceptions and what to expect next.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • University of California, Davis, J.D., 2009
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 2003

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch 2021 

  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California

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