Mana Ettefagh

Associate

Mana Ettefagh is an associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. She has experience defending employers in individual and multi-plaintiff lawsuits and pre-litigation claims for workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Ms. Ettefagh also has experience defending employers in wage and hour and PAGA actions. Ms. Ettefagh handles cases in state and federal court, as well as arbitration disputes and matters before administrative agencies, such as California Department of Fair Employment & Housing. 

Ms. Ettefagh is known for her calm but aggressive approach, accurate evaluation of cases, early case resolution strategies, and working with employers to make business-savvy decisions with respect to approaching litigation–whether that means taking the case to trial or settling early on. 

Prior to Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Ettefagh defended mainly General Liability cases, and she continues that work in her current practice. Her diverse client list includes everyone from individual policy holders to Fortune 500 companies. She has obtained hundreds of favorable resolutions through summary judgment or settlement. Ms. Ettefagh is fluent in Spanish, French, and Farsi and incorporates her diverse background when conducting investigations, dealing with opposing counsel, and building relationships with clients.

Pro Bono & Philanthropy

  • Canal Alliance
  • Iranian American Bar Association Foundation
  • GLIDE

Foreign Language Capabilities

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Admissions

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

Admissions

CA

United States District Court for the Eastern District of California

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2014

University of California, Davis

Bachelor of Arts, 2011

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment in client’s favor in suit brought by plaintiff for catastrophic injuries and was subsequently awarded costs.

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