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Sean-Patrick Wilson

Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1540
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Sean-Patrick Wilson is Counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Wilson represents and counsels employers across many different industries from coast to coast in a variety of areas of labor and employment law. His practice has historically focused on high-stakes employment litigation, with an emphasis on defense of single and multi-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and/or retaliation under both state and federal laws. Mr. Wilson regularly defends employment-related tort claims brought against Fortune 500 companies and has extensive experience litigating non-compete/restrictive covenant cases as well as claims involving the “raiding” of executives and employees by competitors.

More recently, Mr. Wilson has concentrated his practice on defending clients against wage-and-hour collective and/or class action claims. These cases often pose enormous risk to firm clients, and Mr. Wilson has been successful through various litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies in defusing and reducing these risks and the potential exposure that such cases initially present.

Mr. Wilson also counsels clients on a wide spectrum of workplace issues and human resources management, including legal and regulatory compliance, privacy and data management, social media, employee onboarding, discipline, and reductions in force, internal complaints and investigations, equal employment opportunity and implementation of diversity initiatives.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Mr. Wilson litigated at a prominent boutique firm specializing exclusively in employment and workplace-related law.  Previously, Mr. Wilson worked as both a junior and senior associate in the Litigation Department of the nation’s highest-grossing law firm as ranked by the AmLaw 100. SuperLawyers Magazine has recognized him as a “Rising Star” for the past two consecutive years (2014-2015), and New Jersey Magazine selected him as one of the “Top Attorneys In New Jersey” in 2014.

Sean-Patrick Wilson is Counsel in the Labor & Employment Department of the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Wilson represents and counsels employers across many different industries from coast to coast in a variety of areas of labor and employment law. His practice has historically focused on high-stakes employment litigation, with an emphasis on defense of single and multi-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and/or retaliation under both state and federal laws. Mr. Wilson regularly defends employment-related tort claims brought against Fortune 500 companies and has extensive experience litigating non-compete/restrictive covenant cases as well as claims involving the “raiding” of executives and employees by competitors.

More recently, Mr. Wilson has concentrated his practice on defending clients against wage-and-hour collective and/or class action claims. These cases often pose enormous risk to firm clients, and Mr. Wilson has been successful through various litigation and alternative dispute resolution strategies in defusing and reducing these risks and the potential exposure that such cases initially present.

Mr. Wilson also counsels clients on a wide spectrum of workplace issues and human resources management, including legal and regulatory compliance, privacy and data management, social media, employee onboarding, discipline, and reductions in force, internal complaints and investigations, equal employment opportunity and implementation of diversity initiatives.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Mr. Wilson litigated at a prominent boutique firm specializing exclusively in employment and workplace-related law.  Previously, Mr. Wilson worked as both a junior and senior associate in the Litigation Department of the nation’s highest-grossing law firm as ranked by the AmLaw 100. SuperLawyers Magazine has recognized him as a “Rising Star” for the past two consecutive years (2014-2015), and New Jersey Magazine selected him as one of the “Top Attorneys In New Jersey” in 2014.

Education

  • J.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Law (2006)
    Editor-in-Chief, UCLA Entertainment Law Review
    Managing Editor, UCLA Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs

  • B.A., Rutgers University, Rutgers College (2003)
    Degree conferred summa cum laude
    Henry Rutgers Scholar

Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Courts

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association 

Publications

  • California Broadens Immigration-Related Retaliation Protections,” The National Law Review (September 2014)
  • “California Legislature to Decide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill,” The National Law Review (August 2014)
  • “Shift-Based Discrimination May Support Race-Based Animus in Hostile Work Environment Claims,” California Workplace Law Blog (May 2014)
  • “Home is Where the HQ Is: Corporate Citizenship Following the Supreme Court’s Decision in Hertz v. Friend,”7 Rutgers Bus. L. J. 128  (2010)
  • “Does Section 2 Have No Class?: Preemption and the Enforceability of Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements,” Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation (2009)
  • “Is Three A Crowd?: Neutrality, Partiality and Partisanship in the Context of Tripartite Arbitrations,” 9 Pepperdine Disp. Resol. L. Journal 167 (2008)
  • “Compelling Mediation in the Context of Med-Arb Agreements,” American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal (August 2008)
  • “FAA Applicability to Med-Arb Agreements,” New York Law Journal, Vol. 240, No. 8 (July 2008)