Aaron K. McClellan

Aaron K. McClellan

580 California Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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Primary Practice Areas


Construction Law

White Collar & Regulatory Defense

Banking & Securities

Employment Law


Intellectual Property

Professional Liability


  • All courts in the State of California
  • Federal District Court for the State of California, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Central Districts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th, 10th and 11th Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado


  • J.D., University of San Francisco
  • B.A., University of the Pacific

Aaron K. McClellan


Mr. McClellan maintains an active litigation and trial practice representing clients in civil, criminal, administrative and business disputes. In addition, he counsels clients on corporate, fiduciary, banking, securities, employment and intellectual property matters and serves as outside general counsel to professionals and businesses in the fields of finance, entertainment, banking, securities, antitrust, nonprofit, construction, manufacturing, import/export, food and beverage, real estate, publishing, public and governmental relations, retail, and professional services. Mr. McClellan has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2013 through 2021 and was recognized as a Rising Star from 2009 through 2012.


  • Maintains an active trial practice representing clients in contract, tort and intellectual property disputes.
  • Acts as outside general counsel to businesses negotiating contracts, leases, licenses, joint ventures, master service agreements, acquisitions and mergers.
  • Advises and assists in corporate formation, planning and risk management, restructuring, succession planning, dissolution and employment matters.
  • Preserves and prosecutes client trademark rights before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and advises on copyright, trade secret and trademark disputes and strategies.
  • Represents and advises professionals, executives and businesses in internal investigations as well as civil and criminal proceedings involving California and Federal regulatory and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, State Bar of California, Medical Board of California, California Labor Board (Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement), Contractor's Licensing Board and in various local government proceedings.
  • Assists companies with external and internal crisis management matters involving employee wrongdoing, theft, misappropriation, civil and criminal allegations, negative publicity, defamation, electronic privacy matters, and breach of non-disclosure agreements.

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Professional and Community Contributions

Mr. McClellan is an active member of the University of San Francisco Alumnae, having acted as the President and a long-serving Board Member of the Law Society Board of Governors for the University of San Francisco, School of Law. He has been active with the American Inns of Court and the California and San Francisco Bar Associations. A volunteer contributor, he has and continues to advise a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations on corporate, employment, and litigation matters on a pro- bono basis.

Aaron K. McClellan
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