Gregory Michael

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Gregory Michael is a litigation associate of the firm. His practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation matters, including individual and class actions arising under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and employment litigation.

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Greg represents a broad spectrum of clients, including startups, established businesses, employees, students, and political associations. His experience includes representing university students in cases involving unconstitutional speech restrictions and discriminatory treatment; persons and companies defending or asserting intellectual property claims; and employees facing political, racial, gender, and religious discrimination. Greg litigates in state and federal courts throughout California.

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University of California, Hastings College of the Law – J.D. with a Certificate in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2015

University of California, Berkeley – B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics, 2012

Bar Admissions:

State of California

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Courts:

  • Northern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California

Representative Matters:

James Damore, et al. v. Google, LLC, 18CV321529 (Santa Clara Super. Ct., 2018) (putative class action regarding political, race, and gender discrimination against job applicants);

Young America’s Foundation, et al. v. Janet Napolitano, et al., 3:17-cv-0255-MMC (N.D. Cal. 2017) (First and Fourteenth Amendment action arising from UC Berkeley’s enforcement of speech policies against Berkeley College Republicans);

Melissa Melendez, et al. v. Gavin Newsom, et al., 2:19-cv-01506-MCE-DB (E.D. Cal. 2019) (action seeking to enjoin California’s enforcement of the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act);

Hernandez, et al. v. City of San Jose, et al., 5:16-cv-03957-LHK (N.D. Cal. 2016) (Due Process action against the City of San Jose following 2016 Donald J. Trump presidential campaign rally);


UC Berkeley, birthplace of the growing anti-free speech movement, The Hill, April 25, 2017 (co-author Krista L. Baughman);

The New Plague: False Claims Liability Based on Inequitable Conduct During Patent Prosecution, 25 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L. J. 747 (2015) (co-authors William Newsom and Matt Avery).