Brad Yamauchi

Director, Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation

Brad Yamauchi is Partner (Retired) with Minami Tamaki LLP. Brad represented claimants/plaintiffs in individual and class action employment, civil rights and consumer/financial fraud litigation, with an emphasis on sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. He also provided consultations, employer training, and individualized coaching to create strategies to achieve client goals.

Mr. Yamauchi was formerly on the Executive Board of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), comprised of over 2,500 attorneys nationwide specializing in plaintiff employment litigation. He is also a former Board President of, a non-profit created to inform the public of employment issues and rights. He was on the Executive Board of the California Employment Lawyers Association, and on the Executive Board of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. From 2006 to 2008, he taught Survey of Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate Law School.

In 2012, Mr. Yamauchi was elected to be on the Board of the National Asian Pacific Bar Association as its VP for Membership with over 40,000 members nationwide. From 2012 to 2014 he will be on the Judicial Nominations Evaluation Commission of the California State Bar Association. In early 2012 he became a board vice president of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. He has been a panelist or moderator at dozens of employment and litigation law seminars and serves as counsel, co-counsel, local counsel or advisor on employment and consumer cases around the country.

Mr. Yamauchi received his B.A. in 1973 from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a J.D. in 1976 from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While in law school he was a co-founder of the Asian Law Alliance of Santa Clara County, a nonprofit community legal services organization providing educational and legal services to low-income Asians and Pacific Islanders. He was its first licensed attorney and he handled a variety of cases, including criminal defense, civil rights litigation and administrative hearings.