Sam Sadeghi represents employers in complex employment litigation and strategically advises employers in navigating California’s employment laws. Sam’s litigation and trial experience includes handling wage and hour class actions, representative actions under California’s Private Attorneys General Act, single-plaintiff lawsuits, private arbitration, government agency actions, and pre-litigation disputes. Sam focuses his practice on issues related to wage and hour laws, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and trade secrets. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Sam practiced in the Orange County office of another international law firm, where he represented clients in employment, business, and securities litigation.
While in law school, Sam served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Sam also served as a legal research assistant for the Honorable Michael W. McConnell at the Stanford University Hoover Institution.
Sam received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, having served as managing editor of the UCLA Law Review and as a legal writing advisor to first-year law students. Sam received his B.S. in economics and political science from Texas Christian University, having graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Sam is admitted to practice before all state courts in California, the US Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits, and the US District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California.
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2016, J.D.
Texas Christian University, 2013, B.S., Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California
Judicial Extern to Judge Alex Kozinski of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2015)
Awards and Affiliations
Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law - Management, Costa Mesa, The Best Lawyers in America (2023, 2024)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Chambers USA (2023)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2019, 2022)
Board Member, Christian Legal Aid Office of Orange County