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Raina Sharma

Associate
San Diego

P 619-573-4909 F 619-573-4901

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Raina Sharma

Biography

Raina Sharma is an associate in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, such as state and federal claims involving race, age, disability, and sex discrimination, as well as sexual harassment, retaliatory discharge, and wage and hour issues. Raina also provides services to safeguard California companies from unfair competition through Jackson Lewis' Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition practice group. She strives to become an integral member of her clients’ team in order to deliver high-value legal services.

When litigation is necessary, Raina stands ready. Before joining Jackson Lewis, Raina was a deputy public defender and represented clients throughout the entire litigation process. Raina’s litigation experience includes investigations, negotiations, status conferences, motion hearings, and jury trials. Raina successfully second chaired a jury trial which resulted in a not guilty verdict for her client.

Raina enjoys being involved in the local community and providing her services to non-profits. While in law school, Raina was an associate editor on UC Irvine Law Review and contributed over 200 pro bono hours to the California Innocence Project Collaboration and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County. She is actively involved in local San Diego legal associations and non-profits. In her free time, Raina enjoys yoga, the gym, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and cat Chloe.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Free to Thrive, Pro Bono Attorney
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of San Diego, Young Attorneys and Law Students Committee Chair

Speaking Engagements

  • “Restrictive Covenants in a Post-Covid Era,” Associate of Corporate Counsel- San Diego Chapter (San Diego, CA, May 2022) (Presenter)
  • “New Year, New Laws,” San Diego Brewers Guild (San Diego, CA, January 2022) (Presenter)