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Anthony Guzman represents employers in the defense of complex wage & hour class and collective actions, including those involving claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. He has wage & hour trial experience, and has argued in both state and federal court, as well as before state agencies such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. Anthony also has notable experience in representing employers in sexual harassment, pay disparity, and trade secret disputes.

Anthony is an active member of the legal community, both in and outside the workplace. He regularly writes on various employment law topics, including the ever-changing legal landscape of employment arbitrations. He also serves as one of the coaches for U.C. Berkeley, School of Law’s mock trial program, where he coached their Labor & Employment trial team to a national championship during his first competitive season.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented international logistics company in a wage & hour class action, involving claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act. Following an aggressive declaration drive that undercut significant aspects of the representative plaintiff’s certification theory, the parties settled for less than 1/15th of projected liability.°
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest package delivery companies in two concurrently filed sexual harassment lawsuits involving emotionally charged allegations against the employee of one of the company’s on-site third-party security vendors. After outlining the company’s lack of knowledge and lack control over the vendor’s personnel under the established contract to Plaintiff, the company was able to settle the matters before they proceeded to discovery.°
  • Represented prominent data-security and tech company and a large professional employer organization in a complex lawsuit, involving multiple defendants and cross-complaints on issues of trade secret misappropriation, whistleblowing, and breach of stock option and confidentiality contracts. After compelling the matter to arbitration and filing a motion for summary judgment, the arbitrator tentatively dismissed the professional employer organization altogether and all but two claims against the data-security and tech company. Plaintiff accepted a settlement proposal soon thereafter, before the arbitrator issued the final decision.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Guzman prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Law Clerk, Institute for Justice, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • National Champions, ABA Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition, 2020
  • Member, National Association of Legal Advocacy Educators, 2020-Present
  • Coach, Trial Team, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2019-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2016
  • B.A., summa cum laude, California State University, Fresno, 2013
Admissions
  • California
  • Nevada