Sean Paisan maintains a broad employment practice, including data privacy, trade secrets, and workplace safety and health. His has extensive litigation experience working for both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office before moving into private practice. He has first chaired numerous trials in federal and state court, administrative law trials, and binding arbitrations. Sean has represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to governmental entities to small businesses. In addition to general employment matters, one of his specialties is assisting employers with workplace crises involving workplace safety, data breaches, or other news-worthy events. Typically, Sean is the first person his clients contact when such an event occurs, often times after regular business hours. Once engaged, he ensures that a proper investigation is conducted, that the investigation remains privileged, and helps manage potential criminal and civil exposure to the company. Drawing on his years of experience in civil, criminal, commercial, and construction law, Sean’s unique skillset allows him to anticipate and proactively manage issues, rather than simply reacting to requests and inquiries by investigating agencies such as law enforcement, OSHA, Cal/OSHA, Bureau of Investigations (BOI), FAA, NTSB, as well as opposing counsel in litigation matters. Additionally, Sean assists employers with Unfair Competition, False Advertising, Trade Secret matters, and Whistleblower matters, and has successfully tried cases in the federal court involving the Lanham Act, Defend Trade Secret Act, and AIR21. In addition to his litigation experience, Sean is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and assists employers with Data Privacy issues, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Paisan earned his degree in Accounting from USC’s Marshall School of Business and worked in the construction industry, helping construct Disney’s California Adventure.
Insights by Sean Paisan
On July 9, 2019, the California Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 25 (AB 25), but only after certain changes were made to quell opposition to the bill by labor groups. The bill was originally drafted to exclude employees and job applicants from the definition of “consumer” under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA).
On May 29, 2019, the California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 25. The bill now moves to the state senate for a vote.
As the January 1, 2020, effective date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) draws closer, California lawmakers are still attempting to refine the law.
Over a decade after California adopted its outdoor heat illness regulations, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is inching closer to adopting regulations titled “Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Places of Employment.”
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is seeking to expand its workplace violence regulations, which currently regulate healthcare facilities, to a general industry standard, which would affect employers in all industries.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a new law that California Governor Jerry Brown signed on June 28, 2018, and will become effective on January 1, 2020. Amendments to the law are still being proposed, and the law will likely be amended and clarified.