Justin Hanassab is part of our team of lawyers that advises clients on labor and employment issues, including international counseling, management relations, labor disputes, and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. The team also represents companies in employment actions and works with employers to establish policies that reduce the risk of litigation. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Justin was a summer associate at a plaintiff-side employment law firm, where he worked on both single-plaintiff and class-action lawsuits. He is fluent in Farsi.
While attending law school, Justin served as a lead article editor of the UC Irvine Law Review, served as a teacher’s assistant to associate dean Trilby Robinson-Dorn for the legal writing course, and participated in the UC Irvine Moot Court competition, finishing as a top 16 finalist. He has also written and defended an appellate brief before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a pro se prisoner client who was denied his due process right to present witnesses at his parole revocation hearing.
University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2017, J.D.
University of California, San Diego, 2013, B.A., Communications, minor in Law & Society
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
Student Clerk to Federal Public Defender of the US District Court for the Central District of California (2015 - 2017)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
UC Irvine School of Law - Faculty Award for highest performance in Federal Courts, Insurance Law & Policy, and Entertainment Law, UC Irvine School of Law
Pro Bono Graduation High Honors for the completion of more than 200 hours of pro bono work, UC Irvine School of Law