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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.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana gave California employers a brief reprieve from the onslaught of nonarbitrable Private Attorneys General Act claims.

Before then

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