Andrew M. McNaught

Andrew M. McNaught is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on defending employers against single and multi-plaintiff claims for discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as against high exposure wage and hour class action claims arising under the California Labor Code and the FLSA. 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 variety of industries, including health care, construction, hospitality, the arts, airline transportation, financial and professional services, defense contractors, retail, and high technology.

Mr. McNaught was a Judicial Extern in 2000 to the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, then Chief U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California. In 2009 and 2010, he was cited as a “Northern California Rising Star” in the Labor & Employment field by the Super Lawyers publication.

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Areas of Practice 1) Workplace Counseling & Solutions, 2) Wage & Hour Litigation, 3) Labor & Employment, 4) Labor & Employee Relations, 5) Employment Litigation, 6) California Workplace Solutions, 7) California Wage & Hour Litigation and 8) California Labor Code Litigation
Law School UC Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 2003)
Admitted Year 2001
Education Brown University (B.A., 1992)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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