Will Edelman’s practice focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on advising and representing management in complex labor and employment matters arising under federal, state and local law.

Practice & Background

Before joining the firm, Mr. Edelman was a federal prosecutor in the Northern District of California for approximately three years, where he co-chaired three federal jury trials and six bench trials, and also argued numerous motion hearings and evidentiary hearings. Prior to that, Mr. Edelman worked for a large firm in San Francisco, where his practice focused on litigation in business and employment matters.

After graduating from Stanford Law School in 2011, Mr. Edelman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, followed by a second clerkship with the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. While in law school, Mr. Edelman served as a notes editor for the Stanford Law Review, as well as a co-editor-in-chief of the Stanford Law & Policy Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Edelman was a police officer in Southern California for approximately four years.

Representative Matters

Mr. Edelman’s engagements include:

  • Advising the management of a laboratory regarding litigation stemming from a reduction in force.
  • Representing a social media company in a federal class action alleging privacy rights violations.
  • Advising a large social media company regarding compliance with state and federal privacy laws.
  • Representing a video game company in a right of publicity action under California law.