Matthew Vesterdahl

Senior Counsel

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  • Biography

    Matthew S. Vesterdahl is Senior Counsel in the Sacramento office of GRSM and is a multi-jurisdictional litigator and counselor. His practice primarily focuses on employment and commercial litigation.

    Mr. Vesterdahl represents employers in employment and traditional labor law matters, including discrimination and sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, workers’ compensation, trade secrets, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations.  Mr. Vesterdahl also handles complex business litigation and commercial matters dealing with fraud-based claims, contract-based disputes, unfair competition claims, breach of non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.  He has also successfully handled numerous arbitrations, represented clients at mediation, and handled appellate issues.

    In his spare time, Mr. Vesterdahl enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and outdoor activities, reading historical fiction novels, and traveling.


    United States District Court, Eastern, Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California
    United States District Court, District of Nevada 
    United States District Court, District of Arizona 
    United States District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas 
    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 


    State Bar of Arizona, Business Law Section – Executive Committee – 2023-2026

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  • Publications & Presentations



    • Co-Author, Arizona Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights, Lexology (Business Law, Intellectual Property, News), May 8, 2023 
    • Formation, Governance & Compliance: What Arizona Business Owners Should Know, Lexology (Business Law, News), March 20, 2023
    • Independent Contractor vs. Employee, Lexology (Business Law, News), February 3, 2023
    • TALG’s 2023 Arizona Employment Law Update, Lexology (Business Law, News), January 17, 2023
    • Co-Author, The Corporate Transparency Act: Preparing for (Potentially) Onerous Reporting Requirements, Lexology (Business Law, News), October 20, 2022 
  • Education


    J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, magna cum laude, 2011

    • Global Legal Studies Certificate
    • Pro Bono Program Honors
    • Thomas Jefferson Law Review – Lead Articles Editor
    • Thomas Jefferson Moot Court Honor Society – Vice Chair

    B.A., History & Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008