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Josh Dutton represents employers in complex labor and employment litigation, including wage and hour class actions, and representative actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) before state and federal courts. He has experience in all stages of litigation, including factual investigation, discovery management, and drafting dispositive motions. In addition to his litigation practice, Josh advises employers regarding review of company policies and wage statements.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Josh acquired substantial legal research and writing experience during a federal externship with Judge Cynthia Bashant in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Josh shares Jones Day's commitment to pro bono representation and has worked on multiple teams assisting Central and South American refugees in their applications for asylum.


  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Omega PackagingJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Comar of Omega Packaging, a manufacturer of injection and blow molded products serving the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, sports nutrition, and skin care markets.
  • International materials manufacturer successfully resolves wage and hour class and PAGA actionJones Day successfully resolved a complex wage and hour class and PAGA action filed against an international materials manufacturer.
  • International manufacturing company successfully resolves whistleblower actionJones Day successfully resolved a complex whistleblower and disability discrimination action filed against an international manufacturer and distributor of consumer goods.
  • International energy company secures early dismissal in wage and hour class, collective, and PAGA actionJones Day's early and aggressive litigation strategy prompted a voluntarily dismissal of a putative class, collective, and PAGA action filed against an international energy company in California federal court.
  • Venezuelan woman and her children obtain asylumOn February 6, 2020, Jones Day successfully persuaded an immigration judge to grant asylum for client A and her son and daughter based on their persecution at the hands of the Venezuelan government for client A's political opinions.