Zack Shine defends employers in all facets of employment litigation from pre-litigation through trial and appeal. His practice focuses on defending companies against claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, leave issues and wage and hour disputes. He regularly represents employers in state and federal trial courts and before administrative agencies. He also advises clients on compliance with California’s complex employment laws and effective strategies for avoiding litigation.
Zack regularly counsels and defends technology, retail, hospitality, transportation and financial services employers in complex single-plaintiff and class action matters. He handles cases involving a wide-variety of issues, including claims that employees were not provided legally compliant meal and rest periods, were not provided reasonable accommodations, worked off-the-clock, were not granted appropriate leave, or were misclassified as exempt employees or independent contractors. He also routinely advises and counsels in-house counsel and management concerning employment policies, terminations, performance improvement, compensation, and other employment-related matters.
Pepperdine University School of Law, 2010, J.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005, B.A., History, Honors
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, “Ones to Watch,” Litigation – Labor and Employment , San Francisco, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
National Champion, ABA Labor & Employment National Trial Advocacy Competition (2010)