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Diba D. Rastegar

Senior Counsel

(213) 576-5062
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Practices

Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Education

J.D. University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

  • Senior Executive Editor of Berkeley Journal of Employment and Law Review

B.A. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

  • Recipient of the Highest Distinction in General Scholarship (top 3% of the graduating class)
  • Recipient of Leadership Award for excellence in leadership
  • Recipient of the Ralph Kiewit Leadership Award for excellence in leadership

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Farsi (Persian)
  • Portuguese

Diba Rastegar has experience representing private companies and public entities in all facets of employment law litigation and counseling. Her experience ranges from handling administrative complaints and single-plaintiff claims to class and collective actions involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and wage-and-hour claims under federal and California laws. Ms. Rastegar also defends clients in employment tort claims, including intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, intentional interference with employment contracts, invasion of privacy, assault and battery, and negligent hiring, training, and retention.

Ms. Rastegar advocates a proactive approach, counseling employers to evaluate their employment practices to minimize liability exposure. Ms. Rastegar works closely with in-house counsel and HR personnel to provide advice on a wide variety of employment matters, including employee discipline, termination, layoffs, wage-and-hour compliance, disability, leave of absence, sexual harassment claims and prevention, and paid sick leave laws. Ms. Rastegar has substantial expertise drafting all types of employment agreements and policies, including employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, sexual harassment policies, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and employment-related forms. Ms. Rastegar provides practical, clear advice and partners with clients to deliver exceptional results in a cost-effective manner.

Ms. Rastegar’s experience also includes handling matters involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and employee unfair competition. Ms. Rastegar advises clients on how to safeguards their confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information.

Admissions

California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit