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Rana Ayazi represents employers in state and federal courts in a wide range of labor and employment law matters, including claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, trade secret misappropriation, wrongful termination, and wage-and-hour violations. Her experience includes representing and advising employers in single-plaintiff, class action, and Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) lawsuits.

In addition to her litigation practice, Rana assists management in creating and implementing workplace practices and policies. She regularly counsels employers on compliance with leave policies (e.g., Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), local and supplemental paid sick leave law), wage-and-hour compliance (e.g., rest break and meal period policies, timely payment of wages, proper record keeping), employee discipline issues (e.g., risk assessment of termination, separation agreements), and COVID-19 legal requirements (e.g., reporting requirements, payroll records). 

Rana previously served as a judicial law clerk at the Los Angeles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she wrote hearing decisions and grants and denials of motions for federal sector claims arising under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal employment statutes.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Los Angeles, 2019-2020

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2019-2022
    • Co-Chair of Community Outreach, Young Lawyers Division, 2021
  • Volunteer Student Attorney, Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, 2018-2019
  • Volunteer Student Attorney, CARA Pro Bono Project, 2018
  • Volunteer Student Attorney, International Refugee Assistant Project, 2016-2017

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2019
    • Robert S. Feldman Labor Law Award: Graduating Student Most Proficient in Labor & Employment Law, 2019
    • Selections Editor, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law
  • B.A., with Honors, cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
Admissions
  • California
Languages
  • Farsi, Native