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Mandana is a seasoned litigator who regularly defends employers in class actions and other complex employment litigation, handling a wide range of matters, including claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), various provisions of the California Labor Code, including California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), California Business and Professions Code, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and equal pay claims. Mandana also has extensive experience successfully defending employers in both state and federal court against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliations, medical leave, antidiscrimination laws, privacy, wage and hour claims, whistle-blower and retaliation claims, and misappropriation of trade secrets. She has successfully defeated these claims by obtaining victory at summary judgment, or defense verdict at trial. She also defends clients in litigation and audits raised by various government agencies, including the EEOC and the DOL.

Mandana's practice also includes advice and counsel, training, investigations, and audits. She regularly partners with clients across industry groups, in providing strategic counsel on various labor and employment issues, including designs of audits and training related to these topics. Mandana regularly partners with her clients, in providing strategic counsel on all aspects of workplace law, ethics and corporate compliance, misappropriation of trade secrets, privacy claims and obligations related to retrieval storage of employee data under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), intellectual property ownership rights, wage and hour matters, whistleblower and retaliation claims, ethics and corporate compliance, reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, among other state and federal regulations. She has assisted clients in design and implementation of diversity and inclusion programs and policies, and related civil rights audits pertaining to AI. She also regularly assists employers on regulatory compliance matters including those before state and federal agencies.

Mandana has been repeatedly nominated for notable legal and business honors, including being recognized as one of the 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers, by Lawdragon. She was also recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 75 labor and employment attorneys in California.

  • JD, University of San Francisco School of Law
    Moot Court board of directors
    Moot Court honors
  • BS, University of California, San Diego
    Dean's honors
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Eastern District of California
  • US District Court, Southern District of California