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Kiran Aftab Seldon

Senior Counsel

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-1581
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Ms. Seldon is senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Appellate Law Practice Group and Labor & Employment Department, Ms. Seldon represents employers in employment law matters in administrative, trial court, and appellate court proceedings.

In her appellate practice, Ms. Seldon has briefed and argued appeals and writs in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California courts of appeal.  Her appellate work has included merits briefing, petitions for discretionary review, and amicus briefing in such diverse areas as wage and hour law, class certification, CAFA removal, employment discrimination, workers’ compensation, arbitration, whistleblower claims, contractual and tort claims, and commercial disputes. Ms. Seldon also has extensive experience representing employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues.

Following graduation from law school, Ms. Seldon was law clerk to the Honorable Lourdes G. Baird, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, from 2000 to 2001.

Ms. Seldon is senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Appellate Law Practice Group and Labor & Employment Department, Ms. Seldon represents employers in employment law matters in administrative, trial court, and appellate court proceedings.

In her appellate practice, Ms. Seldon has briefed and argued appeals and writs in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California courts of appeal.  Her appellate work has included merits briefing, petitions for discretionary review, and amicus briefing in such diverse areas as wage and hour law, class certification, CAFA removal, employment discrimination, workers’ compensation, arbitration, whistleblower claims, contractual and tort claims, and commercial disputes. Ms. Seldon also has extensive experience representing employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour issues.

Following graduation from law school, Ms. Seldon was law clerk to the Honorable Lourdes G. Baird, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, from 2000 to 2001.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Order of the Coif (2000)

  • B.S., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, cum laude (1996)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • All State Courts of the State of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California

Representative Engagements

  • Wilson et al. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, B260729 (Cal. Ct. App. 2016) (affirming denial of certification; wage-hour case)
  • Feria v. DeVry University, Inc., No. 14-56166 (9th Cir. 2016) (affirming summary judgment; wrongful termination case)
  • Wilson v. WCAB (Harlem Globetrotters); No. G053816 (Cal. Ct. App. 2016) (rejecting challenge to workers’ comp. decision in favor of basketball team)
  • Augustus v. ABM Security Services Inc., No. S224853 (Cal. S.Ct. 2015) (amicus brief; wage-hour issue)
  • Bridewell-Sledge v. Blue Cross of California, 798 F.3d 923 (9th Cir. 2015) (CAFA removal issue)
  • Gonzalez v. 3M Unitek Corp., No. B253735 (Cal. Ct. App. 2015) (affirming summary judgment for employer in disability discrimination case)
  • Gerard v. Orange Coast Med. Center, No. G048039 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014) (amicus brief; wage-hour issue)
  • January v. Dr Pepper Snapple Group, et al., No. 12-56171 (9th Cir. 2014) (reversing jury verdict in favor of employee in age discrimination case)
  • Jimenez v. Allstate Ins. Co., 765 F.3d 1161 (9th Cir. 2014) (class certification; wage-hour case)
  • Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, 221 Cal. App. 4th 986 (2013) (class certification; wage-hour case)
  • Williams v. Superior Court, 221 Cal.App.4th 1351 (2013) (class certification; wage-hour case)
  • Abney v. Bd. of Trustees, 2013 WL 2241922 (Cal.Ct.App. 2013) (affirming jury verdict for employer)
  • McKinley v. WCAB (Arizona Cardinals), No. S212225 (Cal. S.Ct. 2013) (forum selection clause enforced)
  • Guess Inc. v. Superior Court, No. B49790 (Cal. Ct. App. 2013) (class certification; wage-hour case)
  • McCleery v. Allstate Insurance, No. B49790 (Cal. Ct. App. 2013) (class certification; wage-hour case)
  • Williams v. Winco Foods, LLC, No. 13-80183 (9th Cir. 2013) (class certification; wage-hour case)
  • Aldrich v. Prospect Mortgage, LLC, No. 13-17053 (9th Cir. 2013) (arbitration; class certification)
  • Ruivo v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 13-1222 (1st Cir. 2013)