Anthony Guzman is an associate in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on representing employers in the defense of wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour class and collective actions, and trade secret disputes. Anthony has successfully argued in both state and federal court, as well as before state agencies such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
As a former plaintiff-side attorney, Anthony brings a unique perspective that allows him to understand, anticipate, and circumvent common strategies used to blind-side employers. As a result, Anthony has become adept at analyzing complex, and often emotionally charged, disputes and working with clients to develop key strategies and successful arguments that further the client’s goals.
Even before entering practice, Anthony had already distinguished himself as force in competitive advocacy and debate circles—garnering several first-place finishes in Berkeley Law’s mock trial and negotiations programs, receiving recognition for distinguished oral advocacy from the American Moot Court Association, and regularly being invited to state and national championship tournaments.
To this day, Anthony’s values are strongly tied to his upbringing in California’s Central Valley. Working on farms throughout his youth, Anthony learned valuable lessons about hard work and dedication. While doing so, Anthony activity pursued and obtained the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America, where he put those values to work and discovered the true importance of giving back to the community.
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Review California’s Arbitration Framework Means We Have A Roadmap For ComplianceCalifornia Employers Blog10.17.19
- University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawJ.D. 2016
- California State University, FresnoB.A. 2013, summa cum laude
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California