First Class Employment Attorneys

Mehtani Law Offices is committed to excellence, starting with our people. Our attorneys studied at top-tier schools and trained at the finest law firms in the country.

First Class Employment Lawyers.

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Passionate Advocates

We aggressively pursue the interests of our clients in courtrooms across the state. Opposing parties know that we are willing and capable to see litigation matters through to verdict and win, and to fight for what is right.

Passionate Advocates.

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Superior Results

We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and we have an extremely high success rate. We regularly litigate some of the most high value and high profile cases in California and across the nation.

Superior Results.

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Aanand Mehtani
  • Litigation For Employees Against Employers
  • Pay Nothing Unless & Until You Win or Settle
  • Seven-Figure Settlements and Judgments
  • High-Profile Cases Successfully Litigated
  • Training at Powerhouse Firms Working for Fortune 50 Employers in High-Stakes Employment Litigation

Overview

Mehtani Law Offices specializes in employee-side employment law. We provide contingency representation – if don’t win or settle, we don’t take a fee. Despite working on contingency, we spare no expense to maximize our clients’ chances of success. For example, we are able to pay for the best expert witnesses and private mediators.

We have jury trial, bench trial, appellate court argument, and private arbitration hearing experience. That is, not only have we filed cases in such courts and tribunals, but also we have actually seen many of those cases through to the end. That is surprisingly uncommon among employment litigators. We have also lost some cases – an indication that we are willing to take risks for our clients in hard cases. Over 90% of our cases resolve at a private mediation hearing and many of those resolve very early in the litigation process. That means we routinely deliver an early settlement in conjunction with a live process that allows clients to understand the risks of the case in an interactive manner.

We routinely put together a team of lawyers to prosecute your case depending on the location and needs of the case. Our teams have included lawyers trained at Harvard, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Boalt Hall (Berkeley), William & Mary, USC, and multiple Wall Street/International law firms.

We have been successful with respect to various types of cases including but not limited to wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, hostie work environment harassment, any type of sexual harassment including quid pro quo harassment and sexual assault, family or medical leave (e.g., FMLA, CFRA, or ADA) and other mandated leaves of absence and/or disability accommodations, maternity and paternity leaves and rights, servicemember rights, and failure to pay wages and other Labor Code violations. We do not turn down cases simply because they are for undocumented workers, who generally enjoy all the same rights of anyone else in the workforce in California.

We believe that we help clients get great results by having the tools to fear no one, but having the wisdom to respect everyone. Call us for a free consultation and give us the opportunity to present you with our advice and strategy before you make a final decision regarding representation.

Managing Attorney Profile

Aanand Mehtani started his legal career at O’Melveny A& Myers – a highly selective litigation powerhouse that has incubated some of America’s most successful lawyers, judges, business leaders, and politicians. While at O’Melveny, Mr. Mehtani worked alongside senior statesmen such as Clinton Administration Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Regan Whitehouse Counsel A.B. Culvahouse Jr., and Biden Administration Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, contributing billable work directly to Secretary Mayorkas’s elite practice.

After leaving O’Melveny, Mr. Mehtani went on to specialize in employment litigation at another large international powerhouse which is second to none – the Washington D.C. based Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld . Akin’s employment litigation practice is widely considered to be among the best in the United States, if not the absolute best. Working at Akin Gump, Mr. Mehtani drafted complex briefs in cases where hundreds of millions of dollars were in controversy. Such litigation experience at the best Wall Street firms is uncommon and it gives lawyers the ability to communicate at the highest level and provide effective advocacy against anyone.

Mr. Mehtani was litigated high-profile cases, profiled in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times , the Hollywood Reporter, among many other publications and legal journals. Please visit our News and Press page for more information. He has successfully resolved hundreds of cases, routinely obtaining settlements and judgments for his clients in the six and seven figures.

Representative matters include the following:

  • Representation of the President of a publicly traded company in a wrongful termination case resulting in a seven-figure settlement;
  • Representation of a class of all California workers at a publicly traded multinational corporation resulting in a seven-figure judgment for unpaid overtime and other wages;
  • Representation of a janitor at a large company whose employment was terminated because she missed work due to doctors’ appointments related to her chronic blood pressure and other health issues, resulting in a settlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars directly for the client and a lifelong annuity;
  • Representation of workers at a large casino where smoking was permitted in certain indoor areas, resulting a court order by the Complex Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court enjoining smoking on the premises and mandating penalty payments to the workers;
  • Representation of a senior staffer in the West Hollywood city government who was sexually harassed by the former mayor resulting in a public settlement of half a million dollars; and
  • Successful Representation of a Silicon Valley engineer in the first caste discrimination lawsuit in America

EDUCATION

  • University of Southern California (USC), J.D., Hale Moot Court Honors Program
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., highest honors
  • Externship with the Honorable Lawrence K. Karlton, Article III Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

HONORS & AWARDS

  • A perfect 10.0 rating on Avvo, deemed “Superb”
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, Southern California, 2015-2017 (Featured in Los Angeles Magazine)
  • Listed in Los Angeles Magazine as one of a select group of distinguished employment lawyers in Southern California, 2019-20
  • Selected by consumer guide Lawyers of Distinction to be promoted in the New York Times, 2019
  • Profiled as an “Arbiter” in Los Angeles Confidential Magazine

LEGAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • Member, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Pasadena Bar Association

RECENT SEMINARS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • "Practice (Management) Makes Perfect - Put Your Practice Where Your Mouth Is", California Employment Lawyers Association, Los Angeles, California
  • "Experiences from the Defense Side”, California Employment Lawyers Association, Annual Statewide Employment Law Conference, Oakland, California
  • “Update on Employee Rights and Returning to Work During the COVID-19 Era”, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Beverly Hills, California

ADMISSIONS

    All Courts of the State of California, including the California Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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