I graduated from UCLA in 2005, where I played on the men’s varsity volleyball team, studied abroad in Moscow and earned a degree in Economics. I then attended the University of Chicago Law School, where I received a John M. Olin Fellowship in Law & Economics, earned one of two awards the school gives to third year students for excellence in legal writing, and won another writing competition sponsored by the American Bar Association.
Following law school graduation, I practiced in the New York office of Dewey & LeBoeuf for one year. In 2009, I returned to California and joined Dewey’s Silicon Valley office, where my practice focused on employment and general civil litigation.
In 2012, I left Dewey and joined Goodwin Procter’s Menlo Park office. I spent two years as an associate at Goodwin, where I focused on employment litigation as well as providing employment-law counseling to tech companies and executives. This included advising on dozens of M&A transactions and proactively working with numerous emerging companies concerning cost-effective compliance with California’s employment laws. I also worked with venture capital funds and their partners, addressing partner separations, fund-wide employment policies and sensitive litigation matters. I founded Sebastian Miller Law, P.C. shortly after leaving Goodwin.
I was born in Santa Cruz, grew up in Los Gatos, and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. Having spent over 25 years living and working in the South Bay, I’m very familiar with issues unique to the employees who live and work in the towns and cities in Santa Clara County, including Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Milpitas and Gilroy.
I currently live in Santa Clara with my wife (who is an associate at O’Melveny & Myers) and my two young children, George and Theodora. When I’m not working or parenting, I enjoy cheering for the UCLA Bruins and the Oakland Raiders.
Recent Speaking Engagements
Hanhai Startup University, Employment Law Basics (November 13, 2013)
California Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law, Annual Meeting, Basics: Economic Realities Test and Martinez v. Combs — Determining Who the Employer Is Under FLSA and California Law (April 26, 2014)
Association of Corporate Counsel—San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Legal Audit Clinic (September 5, 2014)
DLA Piper LLP (US), Top 6 Labor and Employment Issues for Your Startup (September 9 and September 30, 2014)