Jotham S. Stein

Jotham S. Stein: Attorney with Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein P.C.


Jotham S. Stein is an experienced attorney who has represented individuals and companies in a wide variety of business, employment and contract negotiations. Mr. Stein's experience extends to deals of all sizes, from transactions valued at less than one hundred thousand dollars to those valued at more than one hundred million dollars. Mr. Stein has served as part-time General Counsel of a high-technology Silicon Valley company. In addition, Mr. Stein authored Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees, which was published in June 2011 by Oxford University Press. LexisNexis published the second edition in 2013.

Mr. Stein is also an experienced litigator. Mr. Stein has represented clients in state and federal courts, before state and federal agencies and in arbitration. Mr. Stein has been counsel in complex multi-million dollar litigation matters and in smaller individual and business cases.

Mr. Stein graduated cum laude from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A rower at Princeton, Mr. Stein was a member of the first Heavyweight Crew in 49 years to represent Princeton at the Henley-on-Thames regatta. He was also an Outdoor Action "Leader," responsible for leading hiking and canoeing trips in the wilderness.

Mr. Stein is a graduate of Stanford Law School. While at Stanford, he was a teaching assistant for Stanford University's Departments of Political Science and Education. He taught "Major Issues in American Public Policy," "Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and Poverty Issues in the United States," and "International Politics."

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Mr. Stein joined Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, in Palo Alto, California as an associate. Mr. Stein was a Lecturer/Instructor in Legal Research and Writing at School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley during 1993-1994. Mr. Stein established the Law Offices of Jotham S. Stein in 1995.

With law offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, Mr. Stein is admitted to practice in California, Illinois, Colorado, New York, and the District of Columbia as well as the United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits and several United States District Courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Palo Alto Area Bar Association, Santa Clara County Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and Kane County Bar Association.

Outside of work, Mr. Stein is an avid traveler. He has visited more than sixty countries on six continents. He has also competed in national athletic events. In 1986, he placed sixteenth in the United States Luge (sledding) Championships, and, in 1988, Mr. Stein rowed in the United States Olympic Trials. Currently, Mr. Stein participates in indoor and outdoor adult soccer leagues.

Lecturer/Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, 1993-1994. Author: "Executive Employment Law: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees," Oxford University Press, 2011.

Areas of Practice (29)

  • Employment Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business Arbitration
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Employee Compensation
  • Equity Compensation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Employment Termination
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation
  • Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Wrongful Termination
  • NASD Arbitration
  • Securities Consumer Arbitration

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-327-1900  Phone
University Attended:
Princeton University, A.B., 1984
Law School Attended:
Stanford University, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991, California, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 2006, Illinois, U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2000, New York; 1993, District of Columbia
Palo Alto Area, Santa Clara County and San Mateo County Bar Associations; State Bar of California; Illinois State Bar Association; Kane County Bar Association; District of Columbia Bar.
Birth Information:
Buffalo, New York, January 31, 1962

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