Sean B. Gentry, Partner
Sean Gentry’s practice with Ad Astra includes expertise in employment litigation for employers and individual employees, commercial and business disputes, commercial real estate and leasing litigation, unfair business practices, trade secret misappropriation, business torts, collections, and business ownership disputes. He specializes in all phases of litigation as well as assistance with efforts to avoid or resolve disputes before litigation. Mr. Gentry also specializes in labor and employment issues to assist employers in their compliance and human resource needs, including preparation of employment documents, helping employers avoid liability, and addressing disputes with their employees. For example, he has provided clients with training for their managers on sexual harassment and prevention of abusive conduct.
Mr. Gentry’s practice includes primarily the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara, but Ad Astra represents clients throughout California as well as some multi-state clients. Mr. Gentry is a member of ProVisors, and he was selected by his peers as a Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star for 2016 and 2017.
Mr. Gentry earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from the University of California San Diego and his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. While in law school, Mr. Gentry represented the UC Hastings’ Negotiation and Mediation Team, and earned 2nd place awards for the 2010 State Bar of California Environmental Negotiations Competition and the 2010 Liberty University School of Law National Government Contracts and Programs Negotiation Tournament. Mr. Gentry also represented UC Hastings’ Moot Court Team at the 2009 Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition, and he earned a Top 5 Best Brief Award and a nomination for Best Oral Argument in UC Hastings’ Snodgrass Appellate Advocacy contest.
Mr. Gentry now volunteers and coaches with UC Hastings’ and UC Berkeley’s Negotiation and Mediation Teams, and he works with several Bay Area high schools for their We The People competition civics teams, where he has served as a judge at the district and state competitions for the past several years. Mr. Gentry is a member of the board of directors for Californians Advancing Civic Education, which, as the name suggests, works to promote civic education among high school students in California.
Mr. Gentry is admitted to practice in California state courts, United States District Courts for the Northern District and Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Court.