Shireen Y. Wetmore


  • Shireen Y. Wetmore
  • Phone: +1 415 957 3048

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    Spear Tower
    One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
    San Francisco, CA 94105-1127

Shireen Y. Wetmore’s practice focuses on employment litigation, including class, collective and representative actions, as well as single and multi-plaintiff matters. Her practice includes employment counseling, traditional labor, and advice and counsel regarding administrative matters for diverse industries and employers ranging from tech start-ups to multi-national corporations.

Clients look to Ms. Wetmore for guidance navigating the regulatory, legal, practical and business interests impacting hiring and termination decisions and everything in-between.

Having started her career in an in-house role, Ms. Wetmore brings a unique understanding of the many business considerations facing her clients. She finds practical solutions to help her clients comply with the complex layers of legal requirements impacting workforce policies, particularly in the wage-and-hour space. She has a detailed knowledge of her clients' business, and a deep, real-world understanding of the broader implications of the legal guidance their outside counsel provides.

Ms. Wetmore is a graduate, with honors, of The George Washington University Law School, where she was Notes and Alumni Relations Editor of The George Washington Law Review, and holds undergraduate degrees in Physics and French as a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Management Labor Relations


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
    - Notes and Alumni Relations Editor, The George Washington Law Review
  • University of Arkansas, B.S., French and European Studies, magna cum laude
  • University of Arkansas, B.S., Physics, magna cum laude


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2023-present
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    - Partner, 2014-2023
  • The George Washington University, Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    - Attorney Fellow, 2011-2013

Professional Activities

  • California Lawyer’s Association
    - Federal Courts Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2022, 2023

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “PLUS EPL Symposium Webinar: California and Beyond - Key Trends Shaping EPL Underwriting in 2024,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society, May 1, 2024
  • Speaker, "Lessons for the Leap Year: The Latest Developments in California Workplace Law," Duane Morris Webinar, February 29, 2024
  • Speaker, "Pay Practices," Duane Morris LLP, September 27, 2023
  • Speaker, “Your Theatre and AB5: What You Need to Know” July 17, 2023
  • Speaker, “Child-Free Leaves--Yes, Please!” Audiocast, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, August 11, 2021
  • Speaker, "Pumas, Pandemics, and Persistent Positives," Audiocast, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, November 2, 2020
  • Co-Presenter, "Return to Business: What the Western States Pact Means for Reopening Business Out West," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, May 19, 2020