Shiva Shirazi Davoudian defends employers in California and federal courts on a wide range of employment law matters, including:

  • Discrimination involving race, religion, nationality, age, gender and other classifications
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disability issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act
  • Unfair competition
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Breach of employment agreements
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Class actions

She also represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing and arbitrates disputes arising under collective bargaining agreements. 

Shiva counsels clients on compliance issues, preparation of commission agreements, and various workplace issues, including employee discipline, personnel policies and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

During law school, Shiva was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Legal Advisory Committee

Anti-Defamation League


News, Analysis & Press

The Big Move Toward Big Data in Employment

Littler Report

August 4, 2015

The Fair Employment and Housing Commission’s Final Act - New Disability Regulations - Is a Not-So-Fond Farewell for Employers

Bender's California Labor & Employment Bulletin

May 2013

Speaking Engagements

Where To Sit - Seating and Other Disability Access Issues for Business

KABA Business and Labor Law Forum

October 8, 2015

Commission Agreements in California: A Toolkit for Managing Your Risks and Obligations Within the Law

Annual Legal Update - Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA)

January 2013

Current Topics in Hiring

Equipment Manufacturers Conference - American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)

November 2012


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2004With Honors
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2000summa cum laude


  • Farsi
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California