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Michael D. Weil

Michael D. Weil

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Michael Weil, an Employment and Trade Secrets Practice Group partner in the San Francisco office, represents clients in high-stakes employment, trade secrets and employee mobility litigation throughout the United States.  Mr. Weil was recently recognized as a Rising Star in his field by Law360.

Mr. Weil's practice focuses on matters involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, employee mobility issues, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower claims, wrongful termination and discrimination. Mr. Weil has also defended numerous wage-and-hour class actions and representative actions under state and federal laws, including claims for overtime, vacation, meal and rest break penalties, waiting-time penalties and other alleged Labor Code violations.  Finally, Mr. Weil counsels clients on a wide variety of employment and related corporate issues. 

In addition, Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.

Some of Mr. Weil's representative litigation engagements include the following:

Trade Secrets Matters:

  • eBay v. Google. Mr. Weil represented eBay in this lawsuit alleging trade secrets misappropriation in connection with Google’s hiring of a former PayPal employee. The case resolved confidentially.
  • Varian Medical Systems v. Elekta, Inc. Mr. Weil represented Varian in this trade secrets dispute alleging that a former employee and her new employer misappropriated trade secrets. Following a two-day evidentiary hearing, the Court granted Varian’s motion for a temporary injunction. The case resolved confidentially thereafter.

Related Practice Areas

  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Wage-and-Hour
  • Corporate Whistleblowing
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation


  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2000
  • B.S., Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996


  • 2014 Law360 Rising Star
  • The Recorder California Labor & Employment Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • The Recorder California Litigation Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • Orrick's Trade Secrets Watch, Co-Editor In Chief
  • UCLA Law Review, Editor
Michael D. Weil is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Guarding Trade Secrets - Employment Law Yearbook 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018

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