- Employment & ERISA Litigation
- Employment & Labor
- Employment & Noncompetition Agreements & Trade Secrets Protection
- Privacy & Data Security
- Wage & Hour Compliance & Litigation
- White Collar, Regulatory Defense, and Investigations
- B.A., University of South Carolina, 2001, cum laude & with honors from South Carolina Honors College
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
Bar & Court Admissions
- South Carolina, 2004
- U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004
Charleston, SC 29401
Labor-and-employment attorney and commercial litigator Brandon Gaskins employs a comprehensive and strategic approach when counseling and litigating a variety of employment matters, from restrictive covenants to wage-and-hour issues, discrimination, wrongful termination, administrative complaints, high-stakes investigations, and more.
Brandon’s employment law experience spans federal and state laws such as Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). He also has experience in traditional labor matters, including union avoidance and unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board, and significant experience conducting internal investigations, including harassment, employee misconduct, discrimination, ethical violations and retaliation.
In addition to employment litigation, Brandon is an accomplished commercial litigator, with experience litigating a host of issues in various industries, from construction, banking and maritime, to general tort, personal injury, lease disputes and more.
Brandon was Deputy Chief Counsel to South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford for three and a half years, providing legal counsel and serving as liaison to the Budget and Control Board, which oversees all state government administrative functions, including procurement, IT, human resources, and finance. In this role, he gained exposure to a wide range of issues, establishing a broad knowledge base that he applies now when counseling and litigating employment and other matters.
During the Governor’s high-profile impeachment proceedings, Brandon served as a key member of the team defending him against 37 ethics charges of improperly using his office for personal financial gain. Brandon played a multi-faceted role, working with the state legislature, criminal prosecutors and the media. He developed a thorough understanding of high-stakes investigations, including Attorney General investigations, and applies that now when representing clients involved in regulatory and other investigations.
Brandon also developed longstanding relationships with key individuals in the Attorney General’s office and the Governor’s office, as well as expertise in public affairs and government relations. Since this time, he has advised and represented clients on a variety of government-related matters, such as election issues, non-profit public advocacy groups, and government contracting.
- MVA Attorneys Author GDPR Blog Post
- Sumner and Gaskins Article Referenced in InsideCounsel
- Privacy & Data Security Blog Offers “Data Points”
- Gaskins Selected for Leadership Charleston
- Gaskins Quoted in Human Resource Executive Article
- Privacy & Data Security Seminar Series 2014, October 30, 2014
InsideCounsel, November 2014
- South Carolina Bar Association: Employment & Labor Law Section and Government Law Section
- Charleston County Bar Association
- Federalist Society
- Tri County Human Resource Management Association
- The Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston