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Jeffrey Wohl

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Chairman of the Paul Hastings Employment Law practice in the San Francisco office. Represents major national and regional companies in high technology, biotechnology, financial services, retail, and other industry sectors, in the areas of employment litigation and counseling, including individual and class action discrimination, wage-hour, wrongful discharge and privacy cases.


Joined Paul Hastings as a partner in 2003. Previously, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Mr. Wohl has been elected to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been named as one of the best employment lawyers in Northern California. He is a frequent writer and speaker who has been featured at a wide range of programs for the American Bar Association, the National Employment Law Institute, the Society for Human Resources Management, Practicing Law Institute, California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), and other groups. He regularly moderates the CEB annual program on continuing developments in employment law. Mr. Wohl is an accredited mediator with the Northern District of California. Mr. Wohl also serves as a mediator for parties on a private basis. Mr. Wohl is a member of the Board of Directors of United Way of the Bay Area and serves as its General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. He also provides pro bono legal services to schools in the Bay Area serving children with special needs.


A.B. with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977. J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) in 1980. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Wohl served as a law clerk to the Hon. Morey L. Sear, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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Jeffrey Wohl - Paul Hastings LLP

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Paul Hastings LLP has strong capabilities in the labor and employment sphere. Clients regularly engage the team to handle class actions and high-stakes claims relating to wage and hour, discrimination and trade secrets. New York-based practice head Patrick Shea has more than 35 years of experience; together with Barbara Brown and Carson Sullivan, both in Washington DC, he continues to represent Goldman Sachs in a nationwide gender discrimination class action. The group also handles a variety of matters for Google; in a recent work highlight, Cameron Fox is defending the tech giant in a widely publicized class action against a former employee, who claims that caucasians, males and political conservatives have suffered discrimination at Google. Elena Baca successfully acted for Fiber Systems International after a former executive and his new employer, Glenair, tried to invalidate the executive’s lawful post-employment restraints as well as the ones in every FSI contract on a nationwide level; Baca, alongside Fox and Jennifer Baldocchi, was able to dismiss the claims. Other members of the practice group include Nancy Abell, who is a widely recognized employment specialist, and Paul Grossman. Zach Hutton, Paul Cane and Jeffrey Wohl are key practitioners in the San Francisco office. Further recommended individuals are Neal Mollen and Kenneth Willner in Washington DC, Kenneth Gage and Marc Bernstein in New York, Bradford Newman in Palo Alto, as well as Donna Melby and Leslie Abbott. Felicia Davis made partner in February 2018. Stephen Sonnenberg retired. Named attorneys are based in Los Angeles except where indicated otherwise.

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