Michael J. Burns

Chair, California Hospitality Practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Michael J. Burns

Michael J. Burns

Chair, California Hospitality Practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Mr. Burns is a partner in the San Francisco office representing employers in all aspects of traditional labor and employment law. Mike is Chair of the firm’s California Hospitality Practice, Chair of the San Francisco Office’s Single Plaintiff Group, and a Steering Committee member of the firm’s Retail Industry Practice.

Mike specializes in representing retail and hospitality clients in single plaintiff cases, as well as wage and hour and complex discrimination class actions in federal and state court. He also specializes in the practice of traditional labor law on behalf of management before the National Labor Relations Board. He has significant experience with collective bargaining, union elections and strike related activities, and has conducted over one hundred administrative, labor arbitration and unfair labor practice hearings.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a judicial clerk for the National Labor Relations Board, Division of Judges in San Francisco.

Mr. Burns also defends retail consumer class actions (including those involving credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, loyalty programs, data gathering/security and false advertising claims). He also has experience with sports law and currently represents Scot Schmidt, a professional skier.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Burns taught high school in Kingston, Jamaica as part of the International Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Mr. Burns is a partner in the San Francisco office representing employers in all aspects of traditional labor and employment law. Mike is Chair of the firm’s California Hospitality Practice, Chair of the San Francisco Office’s Single Plaintiff Group, and a Steering Committee member of the firm’s Retail Industry Practice.

Mike specializes in representing retail and hospitality clients in single plaintiff cases, as well as wage and hour and complex discrimination class actions in federal and state court. He also specializes in the practice of traditional labor law on behalf of management before the National Labor Relations Board. He has significant experience with collective bargaining, union elections and strike related activities, and has conducted over one hundred administrative, labor arbitration and unfair labor practice hearings.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a judicial clerk for the National Labor Relations Board, Division of Judges in San Francisco.

Mr. Burns also defends retail consumer class actions (including those involving credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, loyalty programs, data gathering/security and false advertising claims). He also has experience with sports law and currently represents Scot Schmidt, a professional skier.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Burns taught high school in Kingston, Jamaica as part of the International Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

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Chair at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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National Chairperson, Complex Discrimination Litigation Practice Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Co-Chair, Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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National Chair, Real Estate Department at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Co-Chair, Employment Litigation & Counseling Practice Group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Executive Vice President & Vice President of Governance at The Pasadena Symphony Association

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Chair, California Hospitality Practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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Chair, California Hospitality Practice
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Seyfarth Shaw has grown from three Chicago attorneys in 1945 to a full-service law firm. The firm's offerings, capabilities and geographic locations allow them to respond to the critical legal and business issues of their clients.

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Member, Steering Committee-Retail Industry Practice
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Seyfarth Shaw has grown from three Chicago attorneys in 1945 to a full-service law firm. The firm's offerings, capabilities and geographic locations allow them to respond to the critical legal and business issues of their clients.

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