Press Release

California Employment Litigator Nima Darouian Joins Ballard Spahr in Los Angeles

June 27, 2023

Nima Darouian—an experienced California employment litigator with a strong track record in state and federal courts—has joined Ballard Spahr’s Litigation Department and Labor and Employment Group as Of Counsel, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today. Mr. Darouian will be resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

“To have a California employment litigator with experience like Nima’s join our firm is a boon to our clients in the West and across the country,” Litigation Department Chair Jason A. Leckerman said. “California is a hotbed of labor and employment litigation, which can be complex. Nima’s energy, depth of experience, and dedication to his practice make him a wonderful addition to our Western labor and employment capabilities and to the firm.”

Mr. Darouian has represented a range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in employment-related lawsuits involving allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. He has managed more than 50 wage-and-hour class and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) actions.

In addition, Mr. Darouian advises clients on best practices regarding personnel policies and practices, including hiring, compensation, promotions, meal and rest breaks, arbitration agreements, job classifications, performance evaluations, corrective actions, leaves, and terminations. Mr. Darouian works with clients in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing.

“I’m joining a strong team of labor and employment attorneys and top-notch litigators, and Ballard Spahr’s culture and commitment to a stronger California presence make this an ideal fit for me,” Mr. Darouian said. “I know my practice will thrive here, and I am looking forward to getting to work.”

For media inquiries, please contact Will Ashenmacher at 612.371.5792.

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