Brian T. Ashe

Mr. Ashe is a partner representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. His main areas of practice are employment litigation, class & collective action litigation and counseling. Mr. Ashe defends employers in complex wage and hour matters, discrimination issues, trade secret cases, and multi-party contract litigation. He counsels clients in various aspects of human resources management, including compliance, independent contractor issues, privacy, and equal employment opportunity. Mr. Ashe’s counseling practice focuses on prevention and artful business strategy.

In 2014, Mr. Ashe was again named one of the leading U.S. lawyers for employment law according to Chambers USA, credited as “having ‘an almost encyclopedic knowledge’ of labor and employment law, with specific ‘excellence on everything wage and hour related.’” He has earned this ranking for the past six years in a row. Chambers notes that, “clients praise him as ‘a strategic and efficient attorney who dispenses sound advice'” whom they turn to "to help us assess the risk with various employment actions in a way that is easy to understand, and he does so in an expeditious manner."

For the past three years, Mr. Ashe was honored by Legal 500 as one of America’s leading employment litigation lawyers. They report Mr. Ashe’s clients describing him as "the most effective labor and employment counsel with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working [with]" because he “consistently delivers superior results.”

Mr. Ashe speaks widely to management groups on employment related issues. He is often quoted in newspapers and magazines on employment law issues and is routinely named a Super Lawyer for Northern California bySuper Lawyers Magazine.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Workplace Counseling & Solutions, 2) Wage & Hour Litigation, 3) Labor & Employment, 4) Complex Discrimination Litigation, 5) Commercial Class Action Defense and 6) California Wage & Hour Litigation
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1988)
Education Boston College (B.A.,1984)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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