Michael J. Hui is an experienced litigator and trial attorney, and has committed his career to defending employers. He focuses his practice on wage and hour class, collective, and representative actions; single-plaintiff lawsuits; and complex litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. Michael has also appeared and argued before several California Courts of Appeal. 

Michael’s significant representations include defending international corporations in high stakes sexual harassment matters, winning summary judgment on numerous occasions, and co-chairing civil and administrative trials. In addition, Michael helps employers navigate the ever-changing landscape of California employment law. Michael frequently counsels clients on how to comply with their legal obligations and best practices to avoid costly and avoidable lawsuits.   

Michael speaks on issues regarding sexual orientation and gender identity in the law. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National LGBT Bar Association and sits as the president of the Northern California Employment Round Table, which partners with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing to educate the public and employers regarding issues of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. 

During law school, Michael was a member of the University of San Francisco Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Northern California Employment Round Table

Member and At Large Board Member, Board of Directors

The National LGBT Bar


Bar Association of San Francisco


Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area


Named, Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40

The National LGBT Bar


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©


Recipient, CALI Award in Excellence for Highest Grade in Legal Research & Writing II

University of San Francisco School of Law

Spring 2008

Recipient, Academic Merit Scholarship

University of San Francisco School of Law


Dean's List

University of California, Davis

Winter 2004, Winter 2005, Spring 2005

Speaking Engagements

Steps for Setting Up Successful ERGs (Employee Resource Groups)

APABA Silicon Valley MCLE

April 21, 2021

LGBTQIA+ in Big Law

Lavender Law (virtual)

August 12, 2020

Employment Issues When Returning to Work During or After a Pandemic

The LGBT Bar

June 19, 2020

Transgender Rights in the Workplace

NCERT Webinar

March 19, 2020

The Meaning of “Sex” and the Evolving Interpretation of “Sex” with Respect to Title VII

2019 NAPABA Convention

November 9, 2019


  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., University of California, Davis, 2007With Honors

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California