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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2004|
|Sayre MacNeil Scholar||Loyola Law School||1992|
|Partner/Employment Law Department||Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker||2006 - 2008|
|Of Counsel||Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker||2005 - 2006|
|Associate||Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker||1997 - 2005|
|Associate||Irell & Manella||1994 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member||2017 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Employment Law Section L.A. County Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||Member||2009 - 2014|
|Children Affected by AIDS Foundation||Board Member||2004 - 2007|
|Los Angeles County Bar||Member||2003 - 2006|
|National Kidney Foundation||Board Member||2003 - 2005|
|Brar vs. Sekhon Foods, Inc. et. al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2014-00762139-CU-WT-CJC||Obtained court judgment exceeding $481,500|
|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|
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|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|
|Loyola University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, Magna Cum Laude||1994|
|Occidental College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Employment Law Conference||Deposing Human Resources Representatives||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I owe so much to Sana, it’s hard to know where to begin. Like so many of her clients, I was in an awful position with my employer. Desperate, I called her office at 7 AM and had no idea my life was about to change when she called me back an hour later. From that first call, I knew she was the perfect person to help me resolve a complicated and unusual employment issue that other attorneys reported was too complex for them. She understood the complexities of my situation immediately and handled them with aplomb.
Sana is one of the smartest people you will ever meet. Her emotional intelligence is off-the-charts, making her a rare combination of intellect and wit. Her seamless ability to calm my nerves, give me “real talk” when I needed it, and offer a shoulder to cry on made her the perfect advocate. I know I would not have survived a minute of this process with another attorney.
When my employer hired Big, Formidable Law Firm to represent them, I became anxious because of their reputation. It quickly became clear that this firm would be no match for Sana. Sana not only anticipated my employer’s every move, but also outmaneuvered them every step of the way. At points throughout, I thought she was clairvoyant given how precisely she predicted their actions and, at times, even words. I still remain in awe of her expertise and professionalism.
I have a handful of colleagues and friends with nearly identical cases to mine, some with experiences far worse. Sana not only supported me far beyond what any of my friends’ attorneys provided, but she also secured nearly triple the amount of damages they received.
As an aside, I knew I could trust Sana when my dog fell madly in love with her, a first. From our time working together, I have grown to respect her as one of the most brilliant, hardworking, and compassionate advocates I have ever known. She changed my life in more ways than I will ever be able to express and I am eternally grateful to her. I trust Sana with my life and I give her my highest recommendation.
Posted by Mike
Just wanted to say my family would of been lost without her help with our legal disputes. My family never went through any real legal fight before, let alone this intense level of a fight. It was our first and I thought for sure we were in for long war with real heavy battles that will literally kill us mentally and/or drain us physically. Luckily, we had Sana. From the get go, she explained to us what was real and fantasy, you know, what you see on TV doesn't happen in real life. She made me, for sure, open my eyes on how law really works. From what I observed, Sana is very smart, sensitive yet tough, available, and really on our side. When times got tough, she shielded a lot of craziness and really fought back. When times called for tears, she comforted us and then demanded and did payback on our behalf. When times called for action, she guided and worked with us. Seriously, I thought we were done many times through our case, but she gave us "the never give up hope". At the end we walked out winners, sane, and very very happy. Sana wasn't just a lawyer to us, but a friend and superhero. Sana, you rock!
Posted by anonymous
I would highly recommend Sana to handle any employment law case. She is well versed, responsive and trust worthy
Posted by Blake
Sana is a truly outstanding attorney, who has handled a number of very challenging and complex cases for my firm with consistently excellent results. She has the ability to quickly master the business-specific issues in employment cases while also dealing very effectively with the human and emotional elements, and is absolutely tireless in ensuring that her client's best long-term interests are well served. She is a very rare combination of exceptional legal know-how, inspirational work ethic, and a gifted EQ and ability to connect with people to get difficult issues understood and resolved. I have had the opportunity to work with dozens of attorneys throughout my career, and give Sana my highest recommendation.
Posted by James
I have been blessed to have Sana Swe as an attorney. I am currently involved in a two person claim with a government employer, and Sana has been a rock star. She is treats my co-plaintiff and I with the upmost respect and is beyond ethical in her legal tactics.
If you are looking for an attorney who is reliable, accessible, and puts your issues first, Sana Swe will deliver in spades.
Civil suits and employment matters are always complex. Sana does an excellent job of keeping the chaos in perspective while looking after our rights.
I have had the misfortune of being involved with several bad lawyers who are also bad people.
Sana Swe shifted my thinking through her conduct and actions. She is good person who is a great lawyer.
I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of a tough and hardworking employment lawyer.
Posted by Amanda
I have had the pleasure of receiving legal counsel from Sana in a variety of contexts over the years in dealing with corporate employment/performance-based situations. In every instance, the advice and guidance I recieved, and the actions Sana took to address, remediate, and/or participate in the resolution of issues and/or proceedings were expertly handled. Sana interacts with clients and colleagues with remarkable finesse, is extremely well-versed in the letter of the law, conducts her business with unparalleled professionalism, and works to achieve results in a fair and equitable manner, all while adhering to very high eithical standards. Sana's dedication to and efficacy in issue-resolution, compassion for her clients and the problems impacting them, and the effortlessness in which she addresses difficult and sensitive matters makes Sana one of the best attorneys (employment or otherwise) I have come into contact with.
Posted by anonymous
I have worked with Sana on two separate occasions. On both occasions I was very satisfied with my experience. She makes an effort to fully understand the context and the core issues. Beyond her legal expertise, she brings experience and sound judgement to the table. She is very pragmatic, and is candid in her assessment of what she believes will or will not work. I found her counsel very helpful in reaching good outcomes in both instances. And her fees are reasonable.