Teresa W. Ghali is counsel in the San Francisco office of GBG. Teresa is an experienced litigator with well over a decade of experience defending companies in a wide array of complex litigation in California federal and state courts. Teresa’s practice focuses on advising and defending California employers against wage and hour class actions and single plaintiff claims, as well as administrative proceedings before the EEOC, DLSE, and DFEH. Teresa is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, and she has successfully defeated class certification in wage and hour actions, obtained summary judgment in single plaintiff discrimination/wrongful termination actions, and obtained numerous successes before state and federal appellate courts.
Before joining GBG, Teresa was a partner at a boutique employment firm defending large and mid-size employers with California workforces. Teresa spent the first seven years of her career at a large international law firm, Akin Gump, defending companies in commercial litigation and insurance matters, and in 2010, Teresa spent two months as a volunteer Deputy District Attorney in Marin County, where she prosecuted five jury trials and a bench trial to verdict.
Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2010-2017
Member of the State Bar of California
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2007
University of California Berkeley, B.As. in English and Spanish (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)