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Anahita Sedaghatfar practices general civil litigation in both state and federal courts. Ms. Sedaghatfar’s principal areas of practice include employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, entertainment law, and select criminal defense matters.
Ms. Sedaghatfar received her B.A. with highest honors in Political Science and Sociology with an emphasis on law in society from the University of California, Davis. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law. At Southwestern, Ms. Sedaghatfar served as a member of the Southwestern Law Review and was appointed to the Law Review’s Executive Board as a Note and Comment Editor. Ms. Sedaghatfar received several American Jurisprudence Awards for Academic Excellence, including awards for Professional Responsibility/Legal Ethics and Sports Law. Ms. Sedaghatfar also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Audrey B. Collins, United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Prior to starting her own law firm, Ms. Sedaghatfar was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Musick, Peeler & Garrett, LLP where she practiced in the areas of products liability, business litigation and insurance coverage focusing on environmental litigation. Subsequently, Ms. Sedaghatfar established the Law Offices of Anahita Sedaghatfar and formed a partnership with famed O.J. Simpson prosecutor Christopher Darden. During this time, Ms. Sedaghatfar and Mr. Darden favorably litigated multiple sexual harassment and race, religion and age discrimination cases.
Ms. Sedaghatfar has successfully represented both employers and employees with respect to lawsuits brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and wage and hour laws. She has counseled employers and companies regarding compliance with labor and employment laws and investigations of discrimination claims.
In the entertainment realm, Ms. Sedaghatfar has experience with contract drafting, review and negotiation for professional athletes, independent film makers, actors, film distribution companies, prominent record labels and musicians.
Throughout her career, Ms. Sedaghatfar has performed various pro bono services for indigent clients and for members of the California Lawyers for the Arts.
In addition to maintaining her law practice, Ms. Sedaghatfar is an adjunct professor at Southwestern University School of Law and is a volunteer for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles.
Ms. Sedaghatfar was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2001 and is a member of the Los AngelesCounty and Beverly Hills Bar Associations.