Seth A. Weisburst


  • Office Contact Info
  • Biography

    Seth Weisburst is Partner in the San Francisco office of GRSM and is a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. Seth represents employers in a wide range of employment litigation and arbitration matters, including class action and individual claims of alleged wage and hour violations, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination.  He has significant experience in Private Attorneys General Act claims and claimed violations related to employee wage statements.  Seth also advises employers on each of these issues outside of litigation and arbitration. 

    Beyond employment law, he has 15 years of complex litigation experience in both state and federal trial courts and arbitration across many practice areas, including class actions, fraud, white collar, securities/broker-dealer matters, trade secret misappropriation, contract disputes, business torts, antitrust, wrongful death, and others. Seth has significant experience representing universities, hospitals and healthcare systems, property managers, and property owners in class actions and other litigation. He also has experience responding to regulatory inquiries and enforcement actions and conducting internal investigations for employers and other clients across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining GRSM, he was Of Counsel at a prominent international law firm where he regularly defended Fortune 500 companies and prominent brokerage firms in state and federal courts, and in arbitrations. 

    Seth earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. While in law school, he was an extern for the Honorable Joseph C. Spero, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge of the Northern District of California. 

    He earned his M.A. and B.A. degrees with honors from Stanford University.


    • California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Examples of Mr. Weisburst’s extensive experience include the following:

    • Representing major universities, hospitals, and other large employers in a wide range of employment, class actions, and wage-and-hour litigation, and frequently securing summary judgment or other dismissals in their favor.
    • Defending property management companies and property owners in large-scale class actions.
    • Defending a Fortune 100 company in connection with business torts, breach of contract, trade secrets, and IP rights.
    • Representing a corporation in a deceptive trade practices putative class action.
    • Defending corporations in consumer and antitrust class action litigation.
    • Representing a corporate officer against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty.
    • Conducting internal investigations related to potential fraud, environmental practices, and alleged sales practice violations for large corporations and brokerage firms.
    • Representing students and community members in parallel state and federal court civil rights litigation matters against a university system, and securing a landmark settlement.
  • Publications & Presentations
    • Latest Developments in Class Action Litigation, GRSM Legal Education Conference, San Francisco, CA (September 2023)
    • Co-author, "Ninth Circuit En Banc Panel Adopts Safeguards for Subjects of Search Warrants Involving Electronically Stored Information," Privacy & Data Security Law Journal (November 2009)
    • Co-author, "Trends in Electronic Discovery After the 2006 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," The Computer & Internet Lawyer (May 2008)
  • Education


    J.D., magna cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2008

    • Thurston Honor Society
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal

    M.A., Stanford University, 1999

    • Honors and departmental distinction

    B.A., Stanford University, 1999

    • Honors and departmental distinction
  • Languages
    • French