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S. Sean Shahabi

Orange County

P 949-885-1371
F 949-885-1380


S. Sean Shahabi is a Principal in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice is focused on employment litigation on behalf of management as well as advice and counseling on a wide array of employment law issues.

Mr. Shahabi is a seasoned litigator with over 17 years’ experience defending employers in both state and federal court in wage and hour class actions, and against wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment claims. He has represented employers in a broad array of industries and of varying sizes, ranging from Fortune 50 companies to small businesses. Mr. Shahabi also regularly counsels employers on personnel and wage and hour compliance matters, and in the preparation of employment agreements, policies, and compensation plans.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Iranian American Bar Association

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January 29, 2018
Legal Newsline

Sean Shahabi Comments on a Recent Ruling Regarding California's Private Attorneys General Act

January 29, 2018

Sean Shahabi comments on a recent ruling involving the California Private Attorneys General Act and the growing trend of PAGA-only lawsuits in "Attorney: California's PAGA rulings on standing causing 'uncertainty' for businesses," published by Legal Newsline. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 28, 2017
Law 360

Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Attorneys Spotlighted

April 28, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recently elevated attorneys spotlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 5, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Congratulates 21 Newly Elevated Principals

January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017 (White Plains, NY) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to congratulate the firm’s 21 newly elevated Principals. “Our new Principals embody many of the important traits that help make an attorney successful at Jackson Lewis,” said Vincent A. Cino, Firm Chairman. “... Read More

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June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 2019

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

May 7, 2018

California Supreme Court Broadens Definition of Employee in Independent Contractor Analysis

May 7, 2018

Diverging from decades-old precedent, the California Supreme Court has broadened the definition of “employee” in the context of the State’s Industrial Work Commission (IWC) wage orders when undertaking the employee-versus-independent contractor analysis. Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 2018 Cal.... Read More