Jeremy Pasternak has represented individuals and small businesses in employment and other civil rights matters since 1995. Prior to graduating from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1995, where he was awarded a Public Interest Scholarship and was a member of the Law Review, Mr. Pasternak worked both with Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff and the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco/Employment Law Center. Both firms specialize in the representation of individuals in employment disputes.
Thereafter, Mr. Pasternak was with O’Donnell & Mandel in Santa Monica and then the Law Offices of David H. Greenburg in Beverly Hills. There he tried a number of cases to verdict, including Lee v. ENPC, in which he obtained a verdict of $1.4 million – including a punitive-damages award of over $1 million – for his client, a terminated CEO. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Pasternak was the senior employment-law associate at the Dolan Law Firm in San Francisco. He was then Of Counsel with Cooper & Mora before he opened his own firm in 2005.
Since 2005, Mr. Pasternak has been the principal in the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, where he continues to represent individuals and small businesses in employment and other civil-rights matters. Mr. Pasternak recently served as class counsel for the plaintiffs in the case of Carlson v. eHarmony.com, which addresses eHarmony.com’s exclusion of gay and lesbian customers from the website, and was selected as a finalist by the Consumer Attorneys of California for their prestigious Consumer Attorney of the Year award. He is also counsel for plaintiff in the proposed class action of Fairbanks v. New Vine, which addresses that Company’s alleged failure to pay wages to dozens of laid-off employees.
Mr. Pasternak was named by California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top employment attorneys in California for 2008, 2009, and 2010. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Areas of Practice
- California, 1995