Michael Burstein


Telephone: (510) 337-1001

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2006
University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Mr. Burstein has litigated cases for unions involving a wide variety of claims including First Amendment free speech issues, wage and hour litigation, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, employment discrimination cases, and environmental litigation.  He specializes in complex litigation, appeals and in cases presenting novel questions of law.  He also has conducted trainings on preventing harassment and other forms of discriminatory practices.

Prior to joining Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld, he worked for a boutique plaintiff-side employment firm and has extensive experience in appellate practice and has filed appellate briefs on issues ranging from vesting periods for stock options to the dischargeability of debts in bankruptcy.  In his prior practice, Mr. Burstein litigated complex wage and hour class actions, employment discrimination cases under state and federal law and whistleblower cases under Sarbanes-Oxley.

Before he was a litigator, Mr. Burstein worked in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the diplomatic organization the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.  He has also worked as an international human rights advocate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia establishing the country‚Äôs first impact litigation legal non-profit.  He has also worked directly with a diverse set of partner organizations ranging from the ACLU to the Rainforest Action Network to the European Roma Rights Center.

He received his law degree from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2006, and joined Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld in 2014.

Practice Areas:
Class Actions and Wage and Hour Litigation
Environmental Law
Employment Discrimination