Attorney

Laura E. Seidl

PARTNER
Admitted to practice in California and New York

Practice Areas

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Civil Appeals
  • False Claims Act & Whistleblower Litigation
  • Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Complex Landlord-Tenant Litigation

Education

Ms. Seidl was graduated from New York Law School in 2008, where she was honored as a successful member of their competitive Moot Court association. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree cum laude from the Honor’s College at Michigan State University in 2004.

Laura E. Seidl is a skilled litigator with a history of outstanding success representing people from all walks of life. Her clients have ranged from private equity investors engaged in complex derivative lawsuits with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake to individuals suffering homelessness during the Bay Area housing crisis. Regardless of her clients’ circumstances, she puts her heart into her work on behalf of those who have entrusted her to help.

Representative Matters
  • Represented private equity investors in derivative suit against a major international bank.
  • Represented plaintiff seeking to recover from pharmaceutical companies fraudulently keeping prescription drug prices unfairly high.
  • Represented a U.S. subsidiary of a foreign manufacturing company pursuing trade secret theft, conversion, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Represented business that had its identity stolen and fraudulent loans obtained in its name, including an affirmative lawsuit against the lender that attempted to collect a fraudulent debt.
  • Represented pregnant female employee after she was wrongfully terminated a few months before giving birth.
  • Represented female employees victimized by video voyeurism in the workplace when their coworker secretly filmed them using the restroom.
  • Represented children after they suffered lead poisoning in their rental homes, causing lifelong cognitive disabilities.
  • Represented tenants in complex multiunit litigation during the Bay Area housing crisis.
Noteworthy Contributions and Successes
  • Co-founded the Pope Francis Legal Help Center at the Diocese of Oakland.
  • Dedicated many pro bono hours through the Legal Aid Society assisting debt-ridden individuals sued by credit card companies.
  • Served in London, England as an International Fellow at the Crown Prosecution Service, including participating in an inter-governmental panel tasked with improving coordination between medical professionals and law enforcement. 
  • Served in Washington, D.C. as a United States Congressional intern.
  • Author, Veganism Behind Bars, an article regarding prisoners’ rights to maintain vegan diets while incarcerated, published by the American Bar Association: 2011. (Ms. Seidl has been vegan for over 12 years.)
  • Served in Detroit, Michigan as a prosecutorial intern working directly with the city’s police officers.
  • Served in Brooklyn, New York as a prosecutorial intern working on domestic violence cases.
  • Obtained a groundbreaking $1.75 million recovery on behalf of Bay Area tenants after they suffered a displacement lasting only six months.

 

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