Aashish Bhargava


Ash Bhargava is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. He has extensive experience litigating in state and federal district courts across California as well as before administrative agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Industrial Relations, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

He has aggressively litigated and resolved disputes involving employee complaints of discrimination (age, sex, disability, religion, etc.), sexual harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, misclassification, wrongful termination, negligent hiring, intentional infliction of emotional distress, joint employer liability, respondeat superior, assault and battery, whistleblowing, breach of contract, complex multi-party wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions involving meal and rest breaks, off-the-clock, wage statements, payroll practices, overtime, and rounding.

He is also an experienced legal adviser, and has provided counsel on all aspects of employment law including employment agreements, hiring practices, personnel policies and procedures, pay practices, employee classification, terminations, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, agency investigations, general compliance, and best practices.

He represents clients across many industries including but not limited to: hospitality, trucking, temporary labor/staffing, PEO, fitness, healthcare, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, car dealerships, air transport, food production, manufacturing, bars and restaurants, social media, cable and satellite distribution, assisted living, shipping, entertainment services, electronics, engineering, public works, insurance, civil servants, non-profit, finance, newspaper and magazine, residential care, publishing and printing, real estate, retail sales, textiles, security, and transportation.

Mr. Bhargava graduated magna cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles with a degree in political science and a concentration in international relations. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Mr. Bhargava was a judicial extern for the Honorable Timothy D. Degiusti at the District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and served as a law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Western District.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California



United States District Court for the Central District


University of Oklahoma College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2009

University of California Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, magna cum laude, 2005

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