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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

560 MISSION STREET, SUITE 3100, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105-2930, USA
Tel:
Work +1 415 397 2823
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Fax +1 415 397 8549
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www.seyfarth.com
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London and 9 more

Brian Ashe

Tel:
Work (415) 544-1029
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Work Department

Labor and Employment Department; Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group; Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group.

Position

Brian Ashe is a partner representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His main areas of practice are employment litigation, employment class actions and counseling. Brian defends employers in complex wage and hour class actions, discrimination litigation, multi-party trade secret cases and multi-party contract litigation. He counsels clients in various aspects of human resources management, including employee privacy, employee discipline, wrongful discharge and equal employment opportunity. His counseling practice focuses on prevention and artful business strategy.

Career

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

Member

Member of the following Bars: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Ninth Circuits, all California United States District Courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Education

JD, George Washington University, with honors (1988); Graduate studies, history, Oxford University, Mansfield College (1985); BA, Boston College, cum laude (1984).


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields a team of 'good experts, comprising seasoned lawyers supervising stellar long-term associates'. Noted for its expertise in wage-and-hour class actions and workplace litigation alleging discrimination, the nationwide group is praised for being 'hands on, extremely thorough, and extraordinarily knowledgeable'. Work highlights included Noah Finkel and Andrew Scroggins acting for Epic Systems as co-counsel (alongside Hogan Lovells US LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP) in a landmark case decided by the Supreme Court in May 2018, relating to the enforceability of the agreement into which the plaintiff entered requiring the parties to resolve wage-hour disputes through individual arbitration and waive class and collective proceedings. The 'one-of-a-kind' Gerald Maatman continues to lead a team acting for Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP) in an employment discrimination class action. Brian Ashe successfully acted for Digital Realty Trust before the Supreme Court in a case relating to the definition and statutory application of the term 'whistleblower'. Camille Olson is a 'world class lawyer' and Washington DC-based Raymond Baldwin is a ' zealous advocate for his clients with a practical approach'. In Los Angeles, Andrew Paley is an 'extremely well-versed adviser', and Jon Meer is praised for his 'immense knowledge and trial practice'. Atlanta's Robert Stevens is described as an 'expert in restrictive covenant work'; clients also appreciate Kerry Friedrichs in San Francisco and Pamela Devata for 'being leaders in their field and being able to answer questions on the spot'. Further recommended individuals are practice head Laura Maechtlen and Christian Rowley in San Francisco, Boston's Richard Alfred and the 'greatly experienced and knowledgeable' Lisa Damon, Lorie Almon and Gina Merrill in New York, as well as Richard Lapp. In Houston, the team was strengthen by the arrival of Scott Nelson from Baker McKenzie LLP in May 2018, while John Yslas joined the Los Angeles office from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP in July 2018. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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