People: Michael E. Harvey, Counsel

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Michael E. Harvey

Counsel

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 732-1196
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Michael Harvey is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He specializes in representing and defending employers against single and multi-plaintiff litigation involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits in California state and federal courts.  He has extensive experience litigating cases and advising clients on claims arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Labor Code, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal equivalents.  Within his litigation practice, Mr. Harvey also defends employers against claims involving breach of contract, invasion of privacy, emotional distress, and wrongful termination.  He appears regularly in state and federal courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the California Labor Commissioner.  

Mr. Harvey was a judicial extern in 2008 to the Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of California.  He also worked in the human resources and student affairs departments of a private university.

Michael Harvey is counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He specializes in representing and defending employers against single and multi-plaintiff litigation involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits in California state and federal courts.  He has extensive experience litigating cases and advising clients on claims arising under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the California Labor Code, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal equivalents.  Within his litigation practice, Mr. Harvey also defends employers against claims involving breach of contract, invasion of privacy, emotional distress, and wrongful termination.  He appears regularly in state and federal courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the California Labor Commissioner.  

Mr. Harvey was a judicial extern in 2008 to the Honorable Jeremy Fogel, Judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of California.  He also worked in the human resources and student affairs departments of a private university.

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University Law, cum laude (2009)
    Order of the Coif
    Judicial Extern to Hon. Jeremy Fogel, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California (2008)
    Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford - Magdalen College (2007)
  • B.A. in English, Santa Clara University, cum laude (2005)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • California Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California