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Jeremy T. Naftel

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Practice Areas
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • J.D., 1996, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
      • Editor, Review of Law and Women’s Studies
      • Recipient of the Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award
  • B.A., 1993, Pomona College

About Jeremy

Jeremy’s practice for the last two decades has focused on defending wage and hour class actions and Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) litigation.  Jeremy leads the firm’s California class action practice and has utilized a highly strategic approach to defeat class certification, obtain dismissals of class and PAGA claims, and position cases for early resolution on terms favorable to his clients.  Jeremy’s clients appreciate his focused, practical approach which has enabled them to achieve their desired outcomes as efficiently as possible.  Jeremy has represented clients in a variety of industries and ranging from five-employee, owner-operated businesses to multinational organizations with tens of thousands of California employees.

Jeremy was raised in Long Beach, California, and received his bachelor’s degree in History from Pomona College.  He played rugby while at Pomona and while on exchange semesters at Colby College in Maine, and the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  Jeremy received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.  While in law school, Jeremy served as an editor of the Review of Law and Women’s Studies.  He was a recipient of the Edward and Eleanor Shattuck Award, given to a student who has demonstrated the greatest potential for becoming an outstanding member of the Bar and whose actions have improved the general quality of life at USC Law.  He was also selected as the Law School’s representative to the Leadership Institute, to serve with a representative from each of USC’s other graduate schools.

In his spare time Jeremy plays soccer on three teams, coaches, and is enjoying exploring vegan cooking.  As a third generation Trojan he avidly follows the fortunes of the USC football team.

Professional Affiliations

Northern California Super Lawyers, Listed 2014 – 2023

Sacramento County Bar Association, Employment Law Section

Written Opinions

Kulshrestha v. First Union Commercial Corp., 33 Cal. 4th 601 (2004)

English v. IKON Business Solutions, Inc., 94 Cal. App. 4th 130 (2001)

Sample of Presentations

“What California Employers Need to Know About Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA Lawsuits”, Co-Presenter, CDF Webinar Series, September 2018

“Class and Representative Action Issues Facing the Security Industry in California”, National Association of Security Companies – NASCO Legal Forum, February 2017

“Status of California Class Action Lawsuits”, CALSAGA Annual Conference, October 2016

“Employment Law Practice: Year in Review”, CEB, January 2016

“How California Employers Can Protect Themselves from the Coming Wave of PAGA Litigation: Not a Joking Matter”, CDF Webinar Series, April 2015

“Employment Law Trends”, American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Annual CLE Conference, Chicago, April 2013

“Wage & Hour Class Actions and PAGA”, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, February 2012

“New Labor and Employment Law Developments for 2012”, Davis Chamber of Commerce, February 2012

“ACI’s 13th Annual National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions”, co-presenter, American Conference Institute, September 2012