Nazgole Hashemi, Esq.
Nazgole co-founded the firm in 2013. She practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and business cases. She regularly represents employees who have experienced discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or other illegal conduct in the workplace. She works tirelessly to advocate against the injustices suffered by her clients and obtain favorable settlements and results for them. She was named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2020 to 2023.
Nazgole began her career by providing legal counsel to startups, small to mid-sized businesses, and entrepreneurs, and continues to assist businesses with their legal needs. She has served as general counsel for businesses in various industries, including software development, linen manufacturing, real estate development, construction, rental property, equestrian, restaurant and food, youth development, mental health, film production, cosmetology, carpentry, auto repair, and more.
Nazgole graduated with a full scholarship from Southwestern Law School, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor. During law school, she served as a writer on the Moot Court Honors Program and also received various awards, including the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills (Appellate Advocacy), Brief Finalist Writer Award, and Public Interest Grant.
Prior to law school, Nazgole attended UC Berkeley, where she graduated at just 19 years old. During her undergraduate studies, she served as the co-founder and instructor of an Ethnic Studies course for one year.
Nazgole speaks fluent Farsi and conversational French.
Professional Associations and Memberships
California State Bar
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Law School
Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Chair of Labor & Employment Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association
Speaking and Professional Engagements
Moderator, Settling PAGA and Class Action Cases, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2023)
Speaker, Key Developments in Employment Law, University of California, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) (2023)
Moderator, Understanding PAGA After the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Viking River Cruises, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2022)
Panelist, Succeeding in Law, Southwestern Law School (2022)
Moderator, Update on Employee Rights and Returning to Work During the COVID-19 Era, Beverly Hills Bar Association,
Labor & Employment Law Section (2021)
Guest Lecturer, Business Associations, Southwestern Law School (2019)
Guest Lecturer, Business Associations, Southwestern Law School (2018)
Speaker, Networking and Information Event, Southwestern Law School (2018)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School
Securities Regulation, 2018 - present
Upper division lecture-based course on securities law and regulation with Business Associations as a prerequisite; examine federal and state legislation, administrative action, and case law; discuss the U.S. capital markets, the legal complexities in raising capital, and investment rights and duties
Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Spring 2023
Upper division lecture-based course to joint J.D./M.B.A. students on the legal standards and mechanics of mergers and acquisitions; discuss techniques and corporate laws, friendly and hostile acquisitions, and defensive tactics of target corporations
Negotiation & Dispute Resolution, Spring 2022
Introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution, including principles and techniques, through a series of lectures and intensive negotiation exercises focused on a wide range of legal and practical issues
Protected but Prejudiced: Redefining a Corporation's Ability to Pursue or Defend Litigation Without Counsel (By Nazgole Hashemi, Published in the 2022 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Volume 55, Page 373)
Don’t Let Them Fool Ya: An Examination of Regulation Crowdfunding as a Framework for Federal Protection Against Online Dating Risks (By Nazgole Hashemi and Tannaz H. Hashemi, Published in the 2019 University of San Francisco Law Review, Volume 53, Page 421)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Guide for Improving Issuer and Investor Appreciation of Risks in Creative Arts Crowdfunding Campaigns (By Nazgole Hashemi and Tannaz H. Hashemi, Published in the 2017 Michigan State University Journal of Business & Securities Law, Volume 17, Page 43)
Crowdfunding in Wonderland: Issuer and Investor Risks in Non-Fraudulent Creative Arts Campaigns Under the JOBS Act (By Michael M. Epstein and Nazgole Hashemi, Published in the 2016 American University Business Law Review, Volume 6, Page 1)