Sean R. Broderick

Director Attorney


Mr. Broderick focuses his practice on employment litigation in state and federal courts.  Mr. Broderick represents private and public sector employers in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, wages, breach of contract, unfair labor practices and issues concerning union representation.  He has also defended employers in matters involving wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions. Mr. Broderick regularly advises employers regarding employment personnel matters, including employee misconduct, leaves of absence, employee classifications, reductions in force, use of independent contractors, employee mobility, and other issues pertaining to hiring, promotion, compensation, termination and unfair competition.  

Mr. Broderick has defended businesses in matters involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, professional liability, infringement of copyrights, patents and trademarks, unfair business practices, and other business-related torts.

Mr. Broderick advises clients on information governance and e-discovery issues.  Mr. Broderick has presented MCLE courses on e-discovery best practices, including managing large-scale e-discovery document reviews using automated predictive coding technology.  Mr. Broderick has been a guest lecturer at the UC Berkeley Extension Employment Law Course for HR professionals.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Broderick served as a Labor Analyst at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center where he counseled and provided guidance and training to University managers in interpreting and enforcing human resources policies and collective bargaining agreements with the University‚Äôs various unions.  Thereafter, Mr. Broderick worked at several management-side employment litigation firms in San Francisco.

Mr. Broderick obtained his B.A. degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of California, Berkeley.  He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Advice and Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
  • J.D. 
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
  • B.A. 
  • Major: Spanish Language and Literature


  • Spanish
  • French

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • California Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Faculty Award from NBI

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