"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 2018.
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, and is certified by the IAPP as a U.S. Private Sector privacy professional (CIPP/US). 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
- Hyman, S.J.; Walser-Jolly, G.; Guzzetta, J.; & Wenrick, C. (Summer 2019). Unconscionability and Contractual Consent-to-Call Clauses Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
- Beyond the Basics of the California Consumer Privacy Act
- 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
- SB 561 to Amend the CCPA Dies in Committee
- Privacy Bills Voted on in California Assembly and I Can’t Take the Suspense in the Senate (Hearing on SB 561 Set for Thursday)
- The Week in Review – Numerous Privacy Bills (Including CCPA Amendments) Heard In California Legislative Committees During the Week Ending May 3
- CCPA: SB 561 Placed In Expected Legislative Limbo After Hearing In Senate Appropriations Committee
- Numerous Amendments To The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Pass Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection
- Some Good News in the Privacy Arena – “Privacy for All Act of 2019” Withdrawn by Author
- Privacy Poll Used to Justify Support for SB 561 Privacy Bill
- CCPA Update: The California Senate Judiciary Committee Debates SB 561 – Private Right of Action in CCPA Not a Foregone Conclusion
- CCPA: AB 1760 Amended to Become “Privacy for All Act of 2019”
- Legislative Amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- California Attorney General Holds Final Public Forum On California Consumer Privacy Act
- SB 561 — Legislation Introduced to Amend the CaCPA Consistent with AG’s Advocacy
- 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