Hengameh S.Safaei defends employers, large and small, in a wide range of employment matters including lawsuits, arbitrations, and agency complaints involving claims of:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Whistleblower and retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Wage and hour and misclassification issues
  • Failure to accommodate and disability issues
  • Unfair competition

Hengameh represents employers in a variety of industries including retail, hospitality, insurance, assisted living, healthcare, and education. She has successfully defended public agencies and private employers in heavily litigated and complicated cases from conception through resolution and trial. Hengameh regularly advises and counsels clients on best practices and compliance with federal and state employment laws. She also conducts and assists employers with workplace investigations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination or retaliation.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Section

State Bar of California


Iranian American Bar Association


Association of Workplace Investigators

News, Analysis & Press

The Rule Against Gifts of Public Funds

California Special Districts Association (CSDA)

July 26, 2017

Speaking Engagements

Things Every School Should Know About Contracts

California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Annual Conference

April 4, 2018


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2003cum laude


  • Farsi

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California