"I love to try cases. I live for jury trials. Trying cases is a lost art, and many lawyers who claim to try cases actually don’t. I find that being able to credibly tell opposing counsel that not only do I not fear trial, but I relish it, makes opposing counsel much more willing to resolve cases early on terms favorable to my clients."
Mr. Guzzetta litigates civil cases, from inception through appeal, but with a particular emphasis on conducting civil jury trials. He is based in Severson and Werson’s San Francisco office but has acted as first-chair trial counsel in trials and arbitrations throughout both Northern and Southern California. Mr. Guzzetta has never lost a trial, and his jury instructions from a recent California Homeowners’ Bill of Rights trial, along with his commentary, are featured in the CACI Companion Handbook update published in September 2017.
Mr. Guzzetta has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, and technology. He has extensive experience litigating general commercial matters, intellectual property matters and labor and employment matters. He also focuses on counseling clients in privacy law-related matters. He has also written numerous articles related to federal and state privacy laws and has spoken at industry conferences on privacy law-related topics.
Areas of Practice
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 2004
- University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A., 2001
- District of Columbia
- Guzzetta, J.W., (October 2017). “How Bitcoin Works – A Technological Description Of Blockchain-based Cryptocurrencies For Non-Technical Lawyers”, Orange County Lawyer
- Guzzetta, J.W., (September 2017). Attorney Comments to Chapter 8.3 in “California Civil Jury Instruction Companion Handbook,” Baron & Holzer-Hersher, Thomson Reuters
- Guzzetta, J. W. (December 15, 2015). “Congress Eases Regulatory Burden on Financial Institutions In Complying With Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Privacy Rules”
- Guzzetta, J. W. (December 2, 2015). “Target Pays $39 Million In Settlement Of Financial Date Breach Claims”
Consumer Finance Posts
- California AG Takes Hard-Line on CCPA — Tells California Assembly to Broaden Private Rights of Action and to Eliminate Safe Harbor
- Severson News
- How President Donald J. Trump Will Shape Federal And State Financial Regulation In The Next Four Years
- So You’ve Had A Data Breach – Now What?
- Supreme Court To Decide Whether Class Action Defendants Can Continue To “Pick-Off” Named Plaintiffs
- Severson News