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JAHAN C. SAGAFI is the partner in charge of the Outten & Golden San Francisco office, where he represents employees in class actions asserting wage and hour, discrimination, and other claims. He also represents consumers challenging deceptive business practices and discrimination, as well as plaintiffs in appeals of class actions in state and federal courts.
Mr. Sagafi is a Governor of the board of Public Advocates and a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Judicial Evaluations Committee. He has also served on the boards of the ACLU of Northern California and the San Francisco American Constitution Society (ACS) chapter. He is a frequent speaker and writer regarding employment litigation, class action jurisprudence, and other issues.
Prior to joining Outten & Golden, he was a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, and clerked for the Honorable William W Schwarzer of the Northern District of California. Mr. Sagafi graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
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I've worked together with Jahan on a complex litigation matter, as well as served with him on a bar committee for two years. Jahan is a detail-oriented, diligent, sophisticated attorney with a deep knowledge of complex, high-stakes litigation matters. In addition, he is pleasant, professional, and ethical. I enjoy working with him and recommend him.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Community Justice Award||Centro Legal De La Raza||N/A|
|“Top 20 Under 40” Lawyer||Daily Journal||N/A|
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|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Board of Public Advocates||Chairperson, Development and Communications Committee||N/A|
|Bar Association of San Francisco’s Judicial Evaluations Committee||Member||N/A|
|American Constitution Society for Law and Policy||Member||N/A|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Alliance for Justice||Board Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||ABA Survey of State Class Action Law — 2015-16||2015|
|American Bar Association publication||Survey of the State, Class Action Law – 2014-15; A Report of the State Laws Subcommittee of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Coordinating Editor||2014|
|Plaintiff Magazine (California)||Class Actions: A Path Through the Darkness? New directions for class-action lawyers in the era of a conservative-dominated Supreme Court||2014|
|Harvard Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|California Employment Law Update, 2014 / Practising Law Institute (San Francisco, CA)||Key Wage and Hour Developments||2014|
|American Association for Justice, Employment Rights Section and Wage & Hour Litigation Group (Baltimore, MD)||Analyzing Damages in Wage and Hour Cases||2014|
|ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Los Angeles, CA||The Use of Experts in Title VII Cases||2014|