"I joined LCHB to promote justice for regular people. It's crucial that someone police the companies that succumb to the temptation to cut corners, cheating their employees or customers. Having an opportunity to correct these injustices is extremely rewarding."
Jahan C. Sagafi
"One of the nation's premier plaintiffs' firms."
"Representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar."
The National Law Journal
"Their effective and caring advocacy for clients has earned Lieff Cabraser its first-class reputation."
The Daily Journal
Advancing the Rights of Employees
Jahan is a partner in our San Francisco office who focuses on challenging unlawful employment practices. Jahan has represented employees in significant cases involving the denial of overtime pay, including Rosenburg v. IBM ($65 million settlement), Higazi v. Cadence ($7.7 million settlement), Lewis v. Wells Fargo & Co. ($6.72 million settlement), Buccellato v. AT&T (12.5 million settlement), and other important cases of injustice in the workplace.
Jahan's contributions to employment law have been recognized by the legal community. In June 2008, Centro Legal De La Raza honored Jahan and other members of the plaintiffs' team in the Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch class action lawsuit with the organization's Community Justice Award. The settlement required Abercrombie to pay $40 million to Latino, African-American, Asian-American, and female applicants and employees who alleged discrimination. Under the settlement, Abercrombie has undertaken comprehensive reforms in its recruitment, hiring, assignment, and promotion of employees.
Jahan has been recognized as a "Rising Star for Northern California" by Super Lawyers and holds a leadership role as the Chair of the Executive Board of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and serves on the Executive Committee of the ACLU of Northern California, among other professional affiliations.
Overtime Pay & The Rights of
Workers to Overtime Pay
Technical/IT Worker Lawsuit Against
HP for Deprivation of Overtime
Overtime Pay Law & IT Tech Workers
Awards & Honors
- "Top 20 Under 40," Daily Journal, 2011
- "Rising Star for Northern California," Super Lawyers, 2009-2011
- Community Justice Award, Centro Legal de la Raza, 2008
- Law Clerk to Judge William W Schwarzer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2001-2002
Publications & Presentations
- Co-author with Richard B. Rosenthal, "Ten things every trial lawyer must know about appeals: A primer for success in California's appellate courts," Plaintiff (December 2011)