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 actions and single-plaintiff cases, and arbitrations. Ms. Wetmore has a special focus on Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class actions and regularly participates in discovery, mediations and motion practice, including legal research and writing, briefing, oral arguments and preparation of settlement agreements. She also handles administrative charges for diverse industries as well as employment counseling.

The intersection of security and privacy are critical concerns for all employers and their employees. Clients look to Ms. Wetmore for guidance navigating the regulatory, legal, practical and business interests impacting hiring and termination decisions.

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 solutions that actually work for her clients and helps them comply with the complex layers of legal requirements impacting workforce policies 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’s diverse work experience, prior to law school, informs her practice and helps her relate to her equally diverse clients and their workforces. She also has extensive experience in litigating and finding practical resolutions to large class actions.

Ms. Wetmore is a 2011 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 a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


  • 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


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2011
    - Notes and Alumni Relations Editor, The George Washington Law Review
  • University of Arkansas, B.S., French and European Studies, magna cum laude, 2004
  • University of Arkansas, B.S., Physics, magna cum laude, 2004


  • 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

Selected Publications

  • “A Voice for the Voiceless: A Child’s Right to Legal Representation in Dependency Proceedings,” 79 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 232, 2010

  • “The Emergence of the EU as the World’s Leading Provider of Humanitarian Aid,” Honors Thesis, University of Arkansas, 2004

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Child-Free Leaves--Yes, Please!” 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