Seth Eckstein is an associate in the firm's Oakland office, where he is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Governance & Leadership Group, and Student Services Group. He provides guidance to clients on a variety of matters, including labor relations and negotiations, personnel investigations and discipline, HR matters, and contracts.
Mr. Eckstein brings extensive experience in education law to F3. Prior to joining the firm, he was a staff attorney with the Oakland Unified School District for over six years. There he chiefly assisted the district in labor and employment issues, including participating in labor negotiations, overseeing personnel management, and providing compliance training for district and staff administrators.
He also has considerable experience in litigation, including investigation of and response to complaints made to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Mr. Eckstein helped successfully navigate the district through a five-year agreement with the federal government to reduce discipline for minority students.
Mr. Eckstein earned his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. In law school, he interned for the Hon. John T. Noonan of the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) from Colby College with a double major in International Studies and East Asian Students. A member of the State Bar of California, Mr. Eckstein is admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Before beginning his law career, Mr. Eckstein taught Mandarin Chinese at a public school in Boston. In his free time he enjoys cycling and hiking, including a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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