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About Me

My Purpose:

I established The Law Offices of Sana Swe to provide highly competent and experienced legal representation to those involved in workplace disputes.  Employment law is all I do.  It's all I've done for more than 15 years.  I am deeply committed to giving each of my clients first-rate legal representation, practical advice, outstanding personal service, and exceptional value.  


Areas of Practice:

I represent clients in employment disputes involving, among other things, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, retaliation, reasonable accomodation, wage and hour violations, family and medical leave issues, defamation, and non-competition violations.  I also negotiate separation and employment and executive compensation agreements, counsel employers regarding compliance issues, train workforces, and conduct independent investigations.  


Why I Offer Tremendous Value: 

I believe my clients enjoy a unique advantage.  Before establishing my own firm, I worked for, and later become a Partner in, the prestigious Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings LLP.  While there, I worked with some of the finest employment lawyers in the country.  My training was absolutely unparalleled, and my experience, which involved representing employers exclusively, invaluable.  Subsequently, I have represented employees, as well as employers, in a wide range of employment matters.  As a result, I have an inside view of the strategies and tactics that the opposing side likely will use and I can prepare in advance for them.


In sum, I have a thorough understanding of the law, impeccable credentials, and a proven track recod of vigorously and successfully representing clients in a wide range of employment matters.  This record has included advising clients, training employees, negotiating settlements and executive contracts, and representing clients in mediation, arbitration, and trial.


If you are in need of representation for an employment matter, please call me at (310) 826-6111 or send me an email at



Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 100%



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Geoffrey T. Stover

    Sana is an outstanding lawyer. She is also decent, professional and compassionate.


    Geoffrey Stover Life Sciences & Biotechnology Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

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    I endorse this lawyer without reservation or qualification. Ms. Swe is one of the most accomplished employment lawyers and employment litigators in Southern California. She is equally adroit at representing either management or executives and other employees in all facets of counseling and litigation. She has a wealth of experience, is sage, savvy and tenacious, and brings a rare combination of academic and practical perspectives to the practice of law. In short, whether in the context of negotiation or litigation, Ms. Swe is a formidable opponent who zealously and effectively advances her clients’ interests while simultaneously engendering respect and credibility with a level of professionalism and civility that, sadly, is becoming increasingly rare in this line of work.


    James Elliott
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Sana Swe

8391 Beverly Blvd. #219
Los Angeles, CA, 90048



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarN/A2004
Sayre MacNeil ScholarLoyola Law School1992
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/Employment Law DepartmentPaul Hastings Janofsky & Walker2006 - 2008
Of CounselPaul Hastings Janofsky & Walker2005 - 2006
AssociatePaul Hastings Janofsky & Walker1997 - 2005
AssociateIrell & Manella1994 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Women Lawyers Association of Los AngelesMember2009 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Children Affected by AIDS FoundationBoard Member2004 - 2007
Los Angeles County BarMember2003 - 2006
National Kidney FoundationBoard Member2003 - 2005
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Selbach v. Barclays Global Investors, N.A. (11/06; S.F. Sup. Ct.)Defense verdict
Frazier v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (7/05; E.D. Cal.)Defense Verdict
Maricela Arias v. Bank of America, N.A.Obtained summary judgment and affirmed on appeal
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Publication NameTitleDate
Bender's California Labor and Employment Bulletin, Vol. 2008, No. 2, Sana Swe and Rishi N. Sharma“The California Supreme Court's Employment Law Docket Demonstrates, Yet Again, Just How Different California Employment Law Is From the Law in the Rest of the Country”2008
Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin, Vol. 2008, No. 3, Sana Swe and Rishi N. Sharma“The California Supreme Court Shields Employers from Liability for Adverse Actions Against Medical Marijuana Users”2008
California Business Law Deskbook, 2007 Edition, Thompson-West"California Equal Employment Opportunity Law"2007
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, Magna Cum Laude1994
Occidental CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990