Sebastian Miller primarily handles lawsuits and arbitrations for employees who were wrongfully terminated. Mr. Miller exclusively represents employees and charges a contingency fee in all litigation matters. Most of his cases are for whistleblower retaliation, discrimination based on a protected characteristic, or the failure to accommodate a disability. Mr. Miller also represents victims of sexual and racial harassment. Further, he represents employees in fraud and misrepresentation cases against employers, including regarding equity compensation.
Mr. Miller has recovered over $10,000,000 for clients since 2015. This includes more than $1,500,000 from three different arbitration awards, twelve settlements of at least $300,000 each, and about thirty different cases that have resolved in the “six figures.” He has served as lead counsel in more than ten matters that have proceeded to a final award, verdict, judgment or decision before an arbitrator, an administrative body, a court of law or similar fact finder.
In addition, executives and professionals hire Mr. Miller to assist with negotiating employment agreements and separation terms. When handling these hourly-fee matters, Mr. Miller draws on knowledge about relevant market terms that stems from seven years of BigLaw experience as well as relationships with leaders in key industry spaces. His key areas of focus are: venture capital, private equity, asset management, technology startups, larger technology employers, professional services firms, and the insurance industry.
In 2005, Mr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and then obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 2008. He is admitted to practice in both New York and California. Mr. Miller has written pieces for the California Labor and Employment Law Review and the Daily Journal and has presented to the California Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.
Mr. Miller has an office in Santa Clara and is available to meet with clients there when appropriate. His primary office, however, is in Carmel.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rated Attorney - Labor & Employment Law||Lead Counsel||2015|
|John M. Olin Fellow In Law & Economics||The University Of Chicago Law School||2007|
|Shareholder||Sebastian Miller Law, P.C.||2014 - Present|
|Legal Writing Instructor||Lincoln Law School||2015 - 2016|
|Associate||Goodwin Procter||2012 - 2014|
|Associate||Dewey & LeBoeuf||2008 - 2012|
|Summer Associate||Leboeuf Lamb Greene & Macrae, LLP||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Ingram Inn of Court||Barrister||2011 - 2017|
|California Labor & Employment Law Review||When Remote-Work Expenses Must Be Reimbursed Under Labor Code Section 2802||2015|
|Portfolio Media (Law360)||Leaves Of Absence And Nonaccrual Vacation In California||2015|
|Los Angeles Daily Journal||An Employee's Right To A Day Of Rest||2015|
|University of Chicago Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of California - Los Angeles||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|International University in Moscow||2004|
|Annual Meeting of Labor and Employment Section||Basics: Economic Realities Test and Martinez v. Combs -- Determining Who the Employer Is Under FLSA and California Law||2013|
|McLean v. Infinera Corporation||Secured Summary Judgment Of All Claims|
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