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Gilbert Tsai

Gilbert J. Tsai

San Francisco Market Leader
(415) 995-5874


On a daily basis, Gilbert partners with human resource professionals, in-house attorneys, and managers to provide solutions in all areas of California employment law. When his clients face a complex personnel situation, have questions about leave management, require a new employment policy or procedure, or seek counsel about potential liability at the workplace, they trust him to provide timely and practical advice. Gilbert represents both public and private California employers in a variety of industries.

Gilbert is also an experienced litigator in state and federal court, as well as other quasi-judicial venues before administrative law judges and arbitrators. He has recently defended employers in wrongful termination lawsuits, both single plaintiff and wage/hour class actions, and discrimination cases involving reasonable accommodation. In addition, he has expertise in traditional labor law matters involving unions and collective bargaining, and has handled proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board.


J.D. cum laude American University Washington College of Law ( 2006 )
B.S. Cornell University ( 2001 )

Academic Distinction

Note and Comment Editor, American University Law Review

Legal Rhetoric Deans Fellow

Admissions and Courts

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


San Francisco Market Leader
Diversity & Inclusion Network, Member

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Board Member

American Bar Association

State Bar of California

California Lawyers Association, Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2019–2022)

Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2010-2019)

Mandarin Chinese