Andrew M. McNaught is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on defending employers against high exposure wage and hour class, collective, and representative actions arising under the California Labor Code and the FLSA, as well as single and multi-plaintiff claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. He also routinely handles wrongful termination, breach of contract, and other employment-related tort and contract claims.
Mr. McNaught’s experience includes litigation in both state and federal courts, including jury trials, and before administrative agencies. He has secured defense jury verdicts in the California Superior Courts in the counties of San Francisco and Alameda. He also handles binding labor arbitrations arising under collective bargaining agreements.
He has represented clients in labor disputes and union organizing campaigns before Federal and State administrative agencies. He has defended public accommodations (e.g., grocery stores, retailers, and hotels) in a wide range of accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Unruh Act. He also advises clients on the requirements of Title III of the ADA and other disability laws.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. McNaught also provides frequent counseling and advice to clients regarding a wide variety of laws affecting the employment relationship, including the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the California Labor Code, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state and federal statutes.
Mr. McNaught advises employers regarding workplace issues including internal complaints, workplace investigations, leaves of absence, and the interactive process. He also regularly reviews employer policies for compliance under state and federal law, and he drafts, reviews, and negotiates executive employment contracts.
Mr. McNaught has handled litigation for and provided counseling to clients in a wide variety of industries, including health care, construction, hospitality, the arts, transportation, financial and professional services, staffing, defense contractors, retail, and high technology.
Mr. McNaught is a Board Member for the Horizons Summer Program at the San Francisco Friends School, which is a public/private partnership providing quality summer programming to combat summer learning slide for disadvantaged children in San Francisco’s Mission District.
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2000)
- Judicial Extern to Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel, then Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California (2000)
- American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Writing & Research
- Teaching Assistant in Legal Writing & Research Program
- CALI Award in Disability Law
- B.A., Brown University (1992)
- California Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
- Bar Association of San Francisco
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