Gal Gressel is a senior associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Gal handles non-compete, trade secret, and employment disputes, from single-plaintiff litigation to the defense of multiple, overlapping class and PAGA actions. Gal is an experienced lawyer, having represented employers before administrative agencies, arbitration, and the state and federal trial and appellate courts. He represents clients across many industries, including healthcare, technology, transportation, logistics, housing, manufacturing, food and beverage, the gig-economy, and retail.

Employment Litigation

Gal has extensive experience defending employers of all sizes, on all types of employment matters. He litigates wage and hour disputes involving the California Labor Code and federal law, as well as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and whistleblower claims, defamation, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, breach of contract claims, and independent contractor issues. Gal has obtained dismissals of actions on motions to dismiss, on summary judgment, and on anti-SLAPP motions. He has repeatedly succeeded in enforcing arbitration agreements that require dismissal of class action claims, and also on appeal, to reverse an order denying arbitration.

Advice and Counsel and Investigations 

Gal maintains an active practice providing strategic advice and counsel to clients on key employment issues such as wage and hour compliance, prevention and investigation of workplace claims, leave management and accommodations, the California Fair Chance Act, employee discipline/terminations, employee classification, employee handbooks and personnel documents, and arbitration agreements.



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J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2012

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006, With Honors


  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
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