Raven W. Sarnoff

Raven W. Sarnoff

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Burlingame, CA

Sarnoff + Sarnoff, APLC
 | 20 Park Road, Suite D
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-393-4995
Fax: 650-931-4327
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Raven W. Sarnoff is a founding partner of Sarnoff + Sarnoff, an employee rights firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. She focuses her practice on employee-side employment law litigation, including cases involving workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination throughout California.

Ms. Sarnoff graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to pursue a career in law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she made the dean's list and worked as an articles editor for the school's law review. While earning her degree, Ms. Sarnoff received the Federal Bar Association's Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award.

Employees who believe they have been discriminated against deserve the attention of an attorney who understands how delicate these situations can be. Taking her time to understand the specifics of an individual's circumstances, Ms. Sarnoff is able to apply her years of experience to each case and secure the compensation her clients deserve.

Sharing her legal knowledge with others, Ms. Sarnoff regularly speaks and publishes articles regarding employment law, legal ethics, and legal marketing. She also holds memberships with The Bar Association of San Francisco and the California Employment Lawyers Association.

As a member of The State Bar of California, Ms. Sarnoff is licensed to practice before all state courts. She is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

About Raven Sarnoff

Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.sarnofflaw.com/attorneys/raven-sarnoff/

Honors/Awards:

  • Judge Barry Russell Award for Excellence in Federal Practice, Loyola Law School, 2004
  • Dean's List, Loyola Law School, 2003-2004, 2003
  • Distinction is based on a peer review process and is awarded to only the top 2.5% of attorneys under age 40 or in practice for less than 10 years., Superlawyers Rising Star, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • Member, The Bar Association of San Francisco
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker and presenter at California Employment Lawyers Association conference regarding calculating the number of employees under the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") and California Code of Regulations., Speaker, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Staff & Articles Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Loyola Law School, 2003
  • Checklist for compliance with the California Rules of Professional Conduct and Business and Professions Code applicable to attorney websites. , Have You Done an Ethics Check on Your Firm Website?, Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin, Bar Association Of San Francisco, 2015
  • Article advocating use of the appellate process by small firms to level the playing field with better-funded adversaries and highlighting the firm’s recent appellate victories., Small Firm, Big Impact - Using the Appellate Process to Level the Playing Field, Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco Attorney Magazine, 2016
  • Presentation for legal secretaries and the public exploring five commonly held misconceptions regarding employee rights., Top 5 Employment Law Myths, San Gabriel Valley Legal Secretaries Association, 2011
  • Presentation advising employment law practitioners regarding best practices in choosing, screening, and accepting clients in employment law cases., The Plaintiff Employment Lawsuit: From Potential Client Intake to Execution of the Engagement Letter, The State Bar Of California’s 2011 Solo And Small Firm Summit, 2011
  • Moderated and created comprehensive legal materials for presentation for employment practitioners regarding administrative exhaustion and statute of limitations requirements in employment law cases., Moderator and Contributor, Exhausting Exhaustion and Limiting Statutes of Limitation MCLE, Plaintiff's Employment Law Association, 2014
  • Speaker at The California Employment Lawyers Association Marketing Seminar regarding legal ethics in law firm marketing., Speaker, Marketing Your Law Practice, Marketing Your Law Practice Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker at the California Women Lawyers Annual Conference regarding lawyers' legal rights with respect to pregnancy. lactation, and related conditions., Speaker, Lawyers Have Rights, Too: Pregnancy, Lactation, and Related Accommodation Issues Female Attorneys Face in the Workplace, California Women Lawyers Annual Conference, 2015
  • Moderated presentation exploring the impact of implicit bias in employment discrimination cases., Moderator, Implicit Bias in Employment Discrimination Litigation, Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker and presenter to employment law practitioners regarding privacy rights in employment litigation., Speaker, Privacy Rights in Employment Cases, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2016
  • Trained employment law practitioners how to take depositions in employment law cases., Trainer, Deposition Skills Workshop, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Trained employment law practitioners how to take depositions in employment law cases., Trainer, Deposition Skills Workshop, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Speaker and presenter to employment law practitioners regarding privacy rights in employment litigation, Speaker, Privacy Rights in Employment Litigation, Bar Association Of San Francisco, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $290,000 settlement for two school teachers fired in retaliation for whistleblowing against the Stanislaus County Office of Education., 2015
  • Laura Escobar v. Jenny Craig International, Inc. - Arbitration and fees and costs award of $410,000., 2015
  • Moore v. The Regents of the University of California - In a published case, the California Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's grant of summary judgement against a disabled employee fired as part of a layoff., 2016
  • Alberto v. Bridgeport Transportation & Warehousing, Inc. - Jury Verdict and attorney's fees and costs award of approximately $420,000., 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian servicemembers, veterans, and their allies, in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America et al. urging the Ninth Circuit to affirm District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips’ judgment finding Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“DADT”) unconstitutional and immediately enjoin its enforcement and urging the court to reverse the district court’s dismissal of Log Cabin Republican’s equal protection claim and remand it subject to a holding that laws regulating individuals based on sexual orientation are subject to heightened scrutiny.
  • Filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian servicemembers, veterans, and their allies, urging the Court to lift a stay issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips’ ruling in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America et al. that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“DADT”) is unconstitutional and enjoining DADT’s enforcement by the Pentagon.
  • Filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Servicemembers United, the nation's largest organization of gay and lesbian servicemembers, veterans, and their allies, urging the court to lift a temporary stay of an injunction issued by District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America, et al. finding Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (“DADT”) unconstitutional and barring DADT’s enforcement by the Pentagon.

Newsletters:

  • Columnist and contributor for lawguru.com including publication of articles "Top 5 Employment Law Myths," and "Legally Protected Leaves Of Absence: Are You Eligible?"

Educational Background:

  • University of California Los Angeles, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2000
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Office Location for Raven W. Sarnoff

20 Park Road
Suite D
Burlingame, CA 94010

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