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Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss

Lecturer

714.424.2820

jaweiss@uci.com  

Education

JD, University of Southern California
BA, University of Vermont

Research Interest

Employment Law

Business Litigation


Jason Weiss is an attorney with the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.  His practice focuses on labor and employment law and business litigation.

In the labor and employment law arena, Mr. Weiss is experienced in both litigation and transactional matters. He represents employers and management in connection with a wide variety of employment and labor relations matters, ranging from wrongful termination and employment discrimination lawsuits to preventative counseling and advice. Mr. Weiss' practice includes the drafting and implementation of employee handbooks and workplace policies such as sexual harassment, internet and email privacy, drug and alcohol testing, workplace violence, family care, leave of absence, and discipline/termination. He has also guided employers through reduction-in-force programs, including compliance with state and federal laws such as the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("WARN").

Mr. Weiss' employment litigation experience includes handling cases at the trial and appellate levels of both state and federal courts. He also represents management in wage/hour matters before the US Department of Labor and the California Labor Commissioner with respect to allegations of employment discrimination filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, unemployment insurance claims and Section 132a discrimination petitions filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

In the business law arena, Mr. Weiss' litigation experience includes handling cases at all levels in both state and federal courts. He also represents clients at mediations and arbitrations. Mr. Weiss has experience and expertise in a range of business issues including business torts, contract disputes, trade secrets, interference claims, unfair competition, and intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Weiss is a speaker/lecturer and has written on various labor, employment and business issues before various practice groups including the Employers Group, HR Strategic Services and the Association of Legal Administrators, where he has addressed topics such as wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and new state and federal labor laws. He also conducts in-house management training seminars and workshops for clients.

Mr. Weiss also is an active member of the Orange County and California Bar Associations' Labor and Employment and Business Litigation sections. He currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of St. Margaret's Episcopal School, a private Pre-K-12 day school in San Juan Capistrano, California. He is a former Trustee of The Prentice School, a non-profit school in Santa Ana, for children with dyslexia and learning related disabilities. He is a member of the Inns of Court, William Gray Section, and Professionals in Human Resources Association. Mr. Weiss is a supporter and provider of pro bono work through the Public Law Center, a non profit legal organization that provides legal services to the indigent, and has served as a volunteer attorney for domestic violence shelters in Orange County. In addition to lecturing at UC Irvine, Mr. Weiss also is a lecturer at Chapman University Law School.

Jason Weiss earned his BA degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont. He received his JD from the University of Southern California, where he served on the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal. He also served as an extern to the Honorable Alfred T. Goodwin, Justice, Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals.

Teaching

Teaching Academic Year Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Quarter / Year
Program Course # Course Title
Fall Quarter    2015 MPAC 291 Professional Research and Communication
Fall Quarter    2015 MPAC 291 Professional Research and Communication
Fall Quarter    2015 FTMBA 231A FSA-Liability and Equity Analysis
Winter Quarter     2016 FEMBA 203A Financial Reporting for Managers
Winter Quarter     2016 FEMBA 203A Financial Reporting for Managers
Spring Quarter    2016 MPAC 231B Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation II
Spring Quarter    2016 MPAC 231B Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation II
Spring Quarter    2016 FTMBA 231A FSA-Liability and Equity Analysis
Summer Session  2016 FEMBA 203A Financial Reporting for Managers