Jeremy D. Pasternak

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in San Francisco, California

Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak
Jeremy D. Pasternak
Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in California since: 1995

Education: Santa Clara University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2024

Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak

354 Pine St
5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104 Visit website


Since 1995, attorney Jeremy Pasternak has been representing individuals in employment other and civil rights matters. Based in San Francisco, California, the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak offers a variety of legal services, including counsel and advice, contract negotiations, litigation and trial representation.

Mr. Pasternak’s career began in Los Angeles where he obtained several significant verdicts for his clients, including an award of more than $1 million in punitive damages for a terminated CEO. Recently, he has served as counsel in several significant class action lawsuits, including Carson v., for which he was selected by the Consumer Attorneys of California as a finalist for its Consumer Attorney of the Year award.

Mr. Pasternak graduated with his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in 1995. In 2005, he founded his own firm.

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights

Focus areas

Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination

  • 90% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 1995, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2002 - present Editor at Large, Consumer Attorneys of California "Forum" magazine, 2002
  • Member, American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) 2002 - present, 2002
Educational Background:
  • University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, B.A., in English/American Literature and Political Science, June 1991, 1991
  • Santa Clara University School of Law , 1995
  • Rosenberg Mediation Training , 2019
  • Pepperdine University Mediator Training Course , 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer attorney for Workers' Rights Clinic, Legal Aid at Work, 2004 - present, 2004
  • Volunteer Attorney, Project Homeless Connect
  • Nominated as a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for their prestigious Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, CAOC, 2011
  • Public Interest Scholarship Award, Santa Clara University
  • AmJur Award, Employment Law, 1995
  • National Finalist, Client Counseling Competition, 1995
  • Second Place, CA Bar Employment Section Writing Competition, 1994
  • Best Oral Argument, 1L Moot Court Competition, 1993
  • Fighting Workplace Discrimination In California; You Do Not Have To Tolerate Workplace Harassment; Solving Pregnancy, Family And Medical Leave Issues; Whistleblower And Qui Tam Protections In California; Holding Employers Accountable For Unlawful Retaliation; Wrongful Termination; Disability Accommodation; Your Right To Full Compensation For Your Work; Protecting Your Right To Your Tips And Gratuities; Independent Contractor Misclassification; 2020 - present, Fighting Workplace Discrimination In California, Employment, 2021
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Editor at Large, CAOC "Forum" Magazine, 2002 - present, 2021
  • Panelist at California Employment Lawyers Association annual conference, 2021, Panelist, When the Defense Goes on the Offense, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2021
  • The California Fair Pay Act New California Gender Pay Legislation in Effect from January 1, San Francisco Bar Association, 2016
  • Still Work to do on Sexual Misconduct Laws , 2016
  • Employers on a Rampage: Dealing with Litigation Bullies, 2015
  • Workplace Investigations - How to Get Them, How to Use Them, and How to Fight Them, 2013
  • Employment Law Myths , 2011
  • Capitalism and the Rule of Law, 2009
  • "Your Client's Immigration Status Is Not an Issue - Don’t Let the Defense Make It One", May/June, 2008, 2008
  • "Your Client's Privacy Is Not a Myth: How to Protect Your Client's Privacy - And Your Case - in Discovery", May, 2007, 2007
  • Update on the Intersection of Worker's Comp and the FEHA, 2006
  • "Special Issues When Suing State Government Entities in Employment Cases", March, 2006, 2006
  • "Special Issues in Civil Rights Cases: Challenges and Opportunities in Voir Dire", March, 2005, 2005
  • "When Does Your Law Firm Need an Employee Handbook?", January, 2005, 2005
  • "A Free Mediation Program That Works", June, 2005, 2005
  • "Are You Ready for Trial?", October, 2005, 2005
  • "Motions in Limine - Don't Miss Categories and Authorities", October 2005, 2005
  • "Insurance Tips for All of Us", June, 2004, 2004
  • "Litigating Employment Matters Under the New Summary Judgment Statute", July, 2004, 2004
  • "Where Workers' Compensation Meets the FEHA", November, 2004, 2004
  • "How to Sue the Individual Defendant and When to Do It", In CAOC Forum Magazine, January, 2003, 2003
  • "Age Discrimination", The Successful, 1998, 1998
  • "Insuring the Employer", The Successful, 1997, 1997
  • "The Admissibility of Expert Witnesses to the Reasonable Woman Standard in Sexual Harassment Cases post-Ellison v. Brady", Santa Clara Law Review, 1995, 1995
  • "After-Acquired Evidence", CA Employment Law Quarterly, Spring, 1994, 1994
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Confidential: $900,000 confidential settlement on behalf of a terminated tech-sector employee alleging FMLA/CFRA violations., 2021
  • Confidential: Seven-figure confidential settlement in sexual assault case on behalf of a male employee of a nationwide clothing chain., 2019
  • Confidential: Seven-figure confidential settlement in sexual assault case on behalf of a female tech-sector employee., 2019
  • Confidential: Plaintiff’s verdict following arbitration of a terminated employee alleging pregnancy discrimination against nationwide food and drink company., 2019
  • Confidential: Plaintiff’s verdict following arbitration of an employee alleging “forced quit” based on threats of violence in the workplace., 2018
  • Carlson v. Multi-Million dollar Class Action settlement on behalf of gay and lesbian consumers denied access to popular dating site “” , 2010
  • Lee v. ENPC: Obtained a Verdict of $1.4 Million, including a Punitive-Damages Award of over $1 million for his client, a terminated CEO

Office location for Jeremy D. Pasternak

354 Pine St
5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-693-0300


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