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Hanson Bridgett LLP

Jennifer L. Yazdi

Jennifer L. Yazdi

Associate

Expertise

  • Labor & Employment

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Hanson Bridgett LLP
California, U.S.A.

Profile

Jennifer represents private and public employers in federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies regarding discrimination (including race, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and disability), harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, wrongful termination, and numerous other types of employment law matters. Jennifer also handles complex wage and hour class action litigation in both federal and state courts, as well as other representative and collective actions under the California Private Attorneys General Act and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

In addition to her litigation practice, Jennifer counsels employers on a wide variety of employment issues, such as hiring practices, employment policies, disability accommodations and leave administration, employee and contractor classification issues, employment contracts, enforceability of covenants not to compete, leaves of absence, terminations, and reductions in force. She specializes, in particular, in advising organizations on the evolving laws and regulations surrounding worker classification since the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision. Jennifer regularly speaks on panels and webinars on the topic.

Jennifer also is a certificate holder from the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI-CH). Jennifer conducts neutral third-party investigations as to retaliation, discrimination, and harassment claims for both private and public employers.

Previously, her practice focused on consumer financial services litigation, and defense of banks, creditors, and debt collectors against individual and class action claims asserted under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and related federal and state statutes.  She continues to represent national banks and creditors in federal and state court on claims brought under these Acts.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Education

J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law (2014)
MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science (2009)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2008)
Areas of Practice

Financial Services | Labor & Employment

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