Babak Yousefzadeh is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.

Areas of Practice

Babak represents employers in a full range of employment law matters, with a focus on litigation and class actions. Babak also specializes in litigation avoidance and regulatory compliance counseling. His experience includes advising and litigation on matters involving all forms of discrimination, harassment, retaliation/whistleblower issues; breach of contract disputes; wrongful termination claims; wage and hour issues; independent contractor status; workplace investigations; discipline; grievance; workplace violence; Labor Code violations; and other statutory and contractual obligations. He is experienced with single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class action proceedings, and practices in both state and federal bodies, in all applicable forums.

Babak is also experienced with defending employers at trial, arbitration and administrative hearings (such as before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement), and has defended repeated claims against employers successfully, obtaining complete defense jury verdicts, arbitration awards, and administrative rulings. He also has successfully defended employee terminations at arbitration on behalf of unionized employers.

Babak frequently advises clients regarding a wide array of labor and employment issues, as well as various regulatory compliance issues, and assists companies with proactively implementing compliance strategies.  Babak also routinely gives harassment/discrimination prevention and regulatory compliance trainings, and drafts transactional documents such as employment-related agreements, employee policies and handbooks, and regulatory-based policies and agreement. He also advises unionized employers in the often technical space where traditional labor (collective bargaining agreements) intersect with state statutory employment matters.



Northern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020-2021

Northern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013-2017





National President Emeritus of the Iranian American Bar Association, Feb. 2019-present

National President of the Iranian American Bar Association, 2014- Feb. 2019

Board of Directors, Iranian American Bar Association, Northern California Chapter, 2011-present

California Bar Association

San Francisco Bar Association


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010

J.D., University of San Francisco, School of Law, 2004, McAuliffe Honor Society, Senior Staff Editor of the USF Law Review, International & Comparative Law Focus with honors

B.A., University of California, Davis, 2000


  • Extern to the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


  • California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts


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