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Buchalter

Michael Cereseto

Michael Cereseto

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Class Actions
  • Wage & Hour

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Michael Cereseto focuses his practice on complex business litigation and specializes in defending state and national wage and hour, consumer regulation and securities class actions. He is currently litigating class cases in federal and state courts in different jurisdictions on behalf of public restaurant chains, retailers, lenders and investment advisors.

During his 30 plus years as a litigator, Mr. Cereseto has successfully defended class certification proceedings brought against the Firm’s restaurant, retailer, and lender clients. He has tried cases in federal and state courts and has prevailed in appeals before the state and federal Court of Appeals. Mr. Cereseto has also recently litigated cases involving mortgage and securities fraud in the sub-prime market, national class cases involving the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, high rise construction defects, real property disputes, title insurance claims, land use, easement, license and trademark, and insurance coverage issues. He has extensive experience in class actions brought under the California Business and Professions Code Section 17200, the California Labor Code and the Federal Fair Labor and Standards Act.

Mr. Cereseto is a member of the American Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Practice

Class Actions | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Mortgage Lending | Wage & Hour

Articles

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

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