Christopher E. Dawood

Senior Counsel
San Francisco Office
(415) 981-3233
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What I Love About CA: he incredible geography, access to nature, and culture.

Favorite Team: The Michigan State Spartans.

Favorite Sport: Football.

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Driven by a passion for navigating the intricate landscape of employment law, Christopher E. Dawood is a seasoned employment litigator who has litigated cases from intake through appeal on behalf of Fortune 100 companies, public entities, and small businesses alike. With first-chair jury trial and arbitration experience, Dawood has the ability and track record to “go to the mat” for his clients and defend their interests in all California and federal courts, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.

Dawood also has a business-oriented approach and a keen understanding of California and federal employment laws to help his clients manage compliance and avoid litigation. He works with and advises stakeholders, human resources professionals, and business leaders to implement strategies and lessons learned through his considerable litigation experience to minimize exposure and avoid future issues. 

Paramount to his practice is ensuring that employers and business owners are not strong-armed into paying frivolous or fraudulent claims due to fear of litigation. Dawood brings more than a decade of experience defending his clients from such claims in an efficient and effective manner.

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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2011

  • Clerkship with U.S. Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, 2009
  • Clerkship with California Dept. of Justice, Correctional Law Section, 2010

Michigan State University, James Madison College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008


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