Justin Dean is a shareholder in Ogletree Deakins’ Kansas City office and has extensive experience litigating and advising on a wide range of employment and personnel-related matters. His experience also includes litigating both single plaintiff and class/collective action lawsuits in both state and federal courts in matters involving a variety of claims, including discrimination/harassment/retaliation under state and/or federal laws, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour violations, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations, and alleged data breaches. Justin also regularly advises management on personnel matters and compliance with employment laws, including Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, FCRA and state employment laws. Additionally, Justin has conducted and/or directed investigation of numerous employment-related complaints and has provided training to management on employment laws, harassment prevention, performance counseling, documentation and related issues.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Justin served as Assistant General Counsel for a large financial institution, where his work focused primarily on employment-related matters, but also included handling contract and other compliance-related matters. He also previously practiced as a member of the Business and Employment Litigation and Corporate Finance groups at Shook Hardy & Bacon, an international, full-practice law firm, and he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.