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Jallé Dafa
Associate, San Francisco Office
415 956-1000

Jalle Dafa

Jallé H. Dafa is a skilled trial and appellate attorney who represents employees and consumers in high-stakes class action litigation across a variety of industries. A few of her recent representations include employees challenging “no poaching” agreements between fast-food employers that have the effect of suppressing worker salaries, consumers in deceptive hidden fee lawsuits against telephone and cable companies, and plaintiffs alleging the prices of bail bonds in California have been unlawfully inflated by sureties and bail agents in a price-fixing conspiracy. Jallé has also zealously represented students and young professionals in sexual assault and harassment matters.

Jallé joined Lieff Cabraser after clerking on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder, and the Northern District of California for the Honorable Jacqueline S. Corley. Prior to Lieff Cabraser, Jallé was an associate at Siegel, Yee, Brunner, & Mehta, where she litigated Title VII, Title IX, and Whistleblower retaliation claims on behalf of wrongfully terminated employees. She earned an A.B. from Brown University, where she was co-president of the Black student association and an intern with UNESCO’s Communication and Information office in Quito, Ecuador, and a J.D. from Berkeley Law School, where she was a co-founder of the Women of Color Collective (WOCC) and social justice chair of the Law Students of African Descent (LSAD).

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA
    J.D., 2011
    Co-Founder, Women of Color Collective; New clinic formation, Community Economic Justice Clinic; Housing & Eviction Defense Clinic, East Bay Community Law Center; Social Justice Chair, Law Students of African Descent; Baker & McKenzie Diversity Scholar, 2009
  • Brown University, Providence, RI
    B.A., 2007
    Co-President, The Organization of United African Peoples; Peer Counselor, Third World Center; Co-Founder, Coalition for Police Accountability and Institutional Transparency
  • California, 2013

Moderator, “Black History Month Roundtable,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Heritage Month Webinar Series, February 2022

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