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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.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 40%
  2. Employment: 40%
  3. Consumer Protection: 10%
  4. Appeals: 10%

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  • Harmeet Kaur Dhillon

    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.


    Harmeet Dhillon Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Outten & Golden, LLP

One Embarcadero Center, 38th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94111


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Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Community Justice AwardCentro Legal De La RazaN/A
“Top 20 Under 40” LawyerDaily JournalN/A
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Board of Public AdvocatesChairperson, Development and Communications CommitteeN/A
Bar Association of San Francisco’s Judicial Evaluations CommitteeMemberN/A
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMemberN/A
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Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
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National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar AssociationABA Survey of State Class Action Law — 2015-162015
American Bar Association publicationSurvey of the State, Class Action Law – 2014-15; A Report of the State Laws Subcommittee of the Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, Coordinating Editor2014
Plaintiff Magazine (California)Class Actions: A Path Through the Darkness? New directions for class-action lawyers in the era of a conservative-dominated Supreme Court2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Harvard UniversityN/AN/A1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Employment Law Update, 2014 / Practising Law Institute (San Francisco, CA)Key Wage and Hour Developments2014
American Association for Justice, Employment Rights Section and Wage & Hour Litigation Group (Baltimore, MD)Analyzing Damages in Wage and Hour Cases2014
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law, 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, Los Angeles, CAThe Use of Experts in Title VII Cases2014