Punam Sarad is a Shareholder in the San Francisco, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Sarad has significant experience in advising employers on all aspects of employment law. Her practice primarily involves employment litigation and she has successfully argued motions and settled employment discrimination cases.
Ms. Sarad also has experience with California wage and hour law. She has successfully defended claims at hearing in front of the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and settled numerous matters at conferences with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
The majority of Ms. Sarad’s wage and hour work involves class action litigation. She works independently in all phases of class action litigation. She has negotiated settlements of class actions, has successfully defeated a motion to compel a class list and succeeded on a motion to compel arbitration of a class action as a single plaintiff action. In addition to attending hearings and conferences at the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and working on class action litigation, Ms. Sarad has also worked on in-depth wage and hour audits.
Ms. Sarad was named a "Rising Star" by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2014. She is a member of the California Bar, and has been admitted to practice in California state courts and federal district courts.
Ms. Sarad received her Juris Doctorate from University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2001 where she served as the Symposium Editor on the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. While there she also earned an Honorable Mention for Oral Advocacy in her Moot Court Class. Prior to attending University of California Hastings College of the Law, Ms. Sarad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Northridge with a magna cum laude distinction in 1997.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
- Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Symposium Editor 1999-2000