Dena Harandi

Attorney, San Francisco
(415) 981-3233
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My Favorite Sport Is: Tennis

Favorite Quote: “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Most Proud Of: Number and breadth of countries I have visited

In My Spare Time I Enjoy: Being outdoors

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About Dena

Dena Harandi represents California employers in a wide range of employment disputes, including wage and hour class and collective actions, Occupational Health and Safety matters, EEO, and wrongful discharge actions. 

In addition, Harandi counsels clients on their employment policies and practices, including employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, criminal background checks, and bring your own device policies.  Harandi’s role as a counselor further includes experience conducting on-site visits and providing training to human resources representatives and supervisors.

Fluent in Farsi and proficient in Spanish.

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University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2012

  • Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, Editor
  • Dillard Fellow, 2010-2011
  • Legal Aid Justice Center, Legal Extern, 2010

University of Virginia, B.A., High Distinction

Written Opinions

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp v. Superior Court of San Diego County, November 17, 2014, Aaron, C.


"What is “Fair”? - Complying with California’s Fair Pay Act," CDF Webinar Series, April 2016

"Know Your Rights - Women in the Workplace," Legal Panel, Girls in Tech, March 2016

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Board Member, 2014 - present

Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award, 2012

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Diversity Fellowship Award, 2011

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