Dustin May

Dustin May

Dustin May joined the California State University’s Office of General Counsel in August 2019. Dustin is the University Counsel for California State University, Humboldt and a member of the Office of General Counsel’s Human Resources team. He also serves as a resource attorney on matters relating to collective bargaining/PERB, Wage/Hour/FLSA/Fair Pay Act, employee discipline, and cannabis/hemp. Before joining the CSU, Dustin was a senior associate at the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and practiced in the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. At Gibson Dunn, his practice focused on class action defense and other complex employment litigation, including state-wide and national employment wage and hour and discrimination matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Dustin also advised and counseled clients on a variety of employment matters, including wage and hour issues, personnel policies, and internal investigations. Dustin is admitted to practice law in California.


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers
  • B.A., Statistical Science and Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008, highest honors


  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Hon. James Ware (2009)

Honors & Professional Affiliations:​

  • Project Youth OCBF, Associate Board of Directors (2018-present)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Employment and Labor (2017-19)

Phone: Phone: (562) 951-4500
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