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Anne B. Shaver
Partner, San Francisco Office
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“Private enforcement of rights is fundamental to our civil justice system. It is our primary responsibility as lawyers.”
Anne B. Shaver
Anne B. Shaver

Anne B. Shaver is a partner with a focus on employment and antitrust class actions. In her employment cases, she has represented employees challenging wage and hour violations as well as discriminatory policies and practices. Currently, she represents classes of female employees challenging systemic gender discrimination at Google and Goldman Sachs. In the antitrust area, she represents classes of workers challenging unlawful “no-poach” agreements between employers. Currently, she represents employees at franchise restaurants like McDonald’s whose wages were suppressed by no-poach agreements.

Anne is the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, and a Vice-Chair of the ABA’s Labor & Employment Law conference. She is a frequent speaker on employment law and employee competition topics at conferences around the country.

In 2019, Anne and the team representing a class of over 5,000 medical school faculty at Duke and UNC received the award for “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement” from the American Antitrust Institute. She was selected for The Best Lawyers in America in the Employment Law category in 2021, the “40 & Under Hot List” by Benchmark Litigation for 2018-2020, and the Daily Journal’s “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers” 2018-2020.

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  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law), Berkeley, California
    J.D. – 2007
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, California
    B.A. (Cum Laude) – 2003
  • California, 2008
  • Colorado, 2008
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2009
  • American Bar Association (Co-Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Program Committee)
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Associate Editor, “Employment Discrimination Law,” Fifth Edition Cumulative Supplement, 2015
  • “U.S. v. Fort and the Future of Work-Product in Criminal Discovery,” 44 Cal. W. L. Rev. 172, 12293, Fall 2007
  • Panelist,  “Disparate Impact and Validation,” 15th Annual ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference, November 2021
  • Employee Vice-Chair, Speaker, American Bar Association 2021 National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law Midwinter Meeting, April 2021
  • Speaker, “Will The Glass Ceiling Ever Break? Emerging Trends in Pay Equity,” 51st Annual Pacific Coast Labor & Employment Law Conference, April 2018
  • Panelist, “#TimesUp for ‘Brotopia’: Striving for Gender Equity in Tech,” American Bar Association National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law, April 2018
  • Panelist, “Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation,” 35th Annual National CLE Labor and Employment Conference, December 2017
  • Speaker, “Challenges to Class Waivers in Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements Under Section 7 of NLRB,” SFTLA 11th Annual Class Action Seminar, February 2017
  • Panelist, “The Status of Anti-discrimination Law and Litigation in the United States,” UC Hastings Law Journal Spring Symposium, February 2016
  • Speaker, “Latest Developments in Employment and Wage and Hour Law,” Consumer Attorneys of California, February 25, 2014
  • Panelist, “Winning Your Class Certification Motion Post-Brinker,” Consumer Attorneys of California, November 2013
  • Moderator, “Counseling HR on National Origin & Language Issues in the Workplace,” ABA Labor & Employment Section, November 2012
  • Moderator, “Transgender Workplace Issues After the EEOC’s Landmark Macy Ruling,” Bar Association of San Francisco, September 2012
  • Moderator, “A Place At the Table? Recent Developments in LBGT Rights,” ABA Labor & Employment Section Conference, April 2012
  • Speaker, “Rule 23 Basics,” Impact Fund Class Action Training Institute, May 2011
  • Selected for inclusion by peers in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of “Employment Law-Individuals,” 2021, 2022
  • “40 & Under Hot List,” Benchmark Litigation, 2018-2021
  • “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in America,” Lawdragon, 2018-2021
  • “Rising Star for Northern California,” Super Lawyers, 2013- 2021
  • “Top Labor & Employment Lawyers,” Daily Journal, 2018-2020
  • “Outstanding Private Practice Antitrust Achievement,” American Antitrust Institute, 2019