People: Michael G. Cross, Associate

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Michael G. Cross

Associate

Sacramento
Direct: (916) 498-7017
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Michael Cross is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw’s Labor & Employment department based in the Sacramento office. His practice focuses primarily on litigation surrounding companies’ intellectual property rights, including the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of noncompetition agreements. He also defends individuals and companies who have been accused of violating covenants or stealing, using, or disclosing confidential information.

Mr. Cross’s labor and employment practice focuses on employment litigation and includes the defense of employers in a broad range of labor, employment, and business matters, including class and multi-plaintiff actions arising out of alleged violations of federal and state laws. Mr. Cross also partners with employers to assist them with early, efficient resolution of disputes through dispositive motion or alternative dispute resolution, or to litigate a matter through trial, as appropriate given the facts of a particular matter and his client’s business realities.

Mr. Cross has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Michael Cross is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw’s Labor & Employment department based in the Sacramento office. His practice focuses primarily on litigation surrounding companies’ intellectual property rights, including the protection of trade secrets and the enforcement of noncompetition agreements. He also defends individuals and companies who have been accused of violating covenants or stealing, using, or disclosing confidential information.

Mr. Cross’s labor and employment practice focuses on employment litigation and includes the defense of employers in a broad range of labor, employment, and business matters, including class and multi-plaintiff actions arising out of alleged violations of federal and state laws. Mr. Cross also partners with employers to assist them with early, efficient resolution of disputes through dispositive motion or alternative dispute resolution, or to litigate a matter through trial, as appropriate given the facts of a particular matter and his client’s business realities.

Mr. Cross has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School (2008)
    Student Writing Editor, Harvard Journal on Legislation
    Irving Oberman Memorial Prize (2008)

  • M.A., University of California, Riverside (2004)

  • B.A., Hope College (1999)
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals