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Suzanna Yeghiazarians

Counsel

San Francisco
Direct: 415-732-1198
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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Ms. Yeghiazarians is counsel in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's San Francisco office. Her practice is focused on employment litigation on behalf of management.
 
Ms. Yeghiazarians defends employers against lawsuits for wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and harassment, family and medical leave law violations and breach of contract. Ms. Yeghiazarians also provides advice and counsel related to employment issues and defends employers in wage and hour matters, including class action lawsuits. She also has extensive experience representing employers in proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies and tribunals, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
 
Ms. Yeghiazarians has defended a number of wage and hour class actions in recent years including claims involving misclassification, denials of vacation wages, unpaid overtime, off-the-clock work, reporting time pay, and denials of meal periods.
 
Ms. Yeghiazarians has experience litigating matters from inception through the appellate stage before California Courts and the Ninth Circuit.
 
While in law school, Ms. Yeghiazarians externed with the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Ms. Yeghiazarians is counsel in the Labor and Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's San Francisco office. Her practice is focused on employment litigation on behalf of management.
 
Ms. Yeghiazarians defends employers against lawsuits for wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and harassment, family and medical leave law violations and breach of contract. Ms. Yeghiazarians also provides advice and counsel related to employment issues and defends employers in wage and hour matters, including class action lawsuits. She also has extensive experience representing employers in proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies and tribunals, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Department of Industrial Relations – Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
 
Ms. Yeghiazarians has defended a number of wage and hour class actions in recent years including claims involving misclassification, denials of vacation wages, unpaid overtime, off-the-clock work, reporting time pay, and denials of meal periods.
 
Ms. Yeghiazarians has experience litigating matters from inception through the appellate stage before California Courts and the Ninth Circuit.
 
While in law school, Ms. Yeghiazarians externed with the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law (2003)
  • B.A., Pepperdine University (2000)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

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

Affiliations

  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Armenian Bar Association

Representative Engagements

  • Represented national fitness corporation in statewide wage and hour class action. 
  • Defended against class claims of unpaid wages on behalf of restaurant client.
  • Obtained summary judgment in age discrimination case in favor of transportation company.
  • Prevailed on motion to compel arbitration in discrimination matter against skilled healthcare facility.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of national bank for gender discrimination and related claims.

Languages

  • Armenian