Sanjay Bansal Returns to Kaufman Dolowich as Co-Managing Partner of Los Angeles Office Following Four Years of Solo Labor and Employment Practice
LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2022) – Kaufman Dolowich, a leading national law firm, today announced that Sanjay Bansal has returned to the firm’s Los Angeles office. Previously practicing at the firm from 2011 to 2018, Bansal returns to Kaufman Dolowich’s growing labor and employment group after four years of solo practice as a plaintiff’s attorney at his firm, Bansal Law, PC.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sanjay back to the Kaufman Dolowich team,” said firm Co-Managing Partner Michael Kaufman. “He will be a major asset to our clients, and we know the experience he’s gained from his work on the plaintiff’s side and in leadership positions with the military as a Judge Advocate (JAG) will prove invaluable.”
Bansal concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law. He represents and counsels clients regarding class action wage and hour cases, whistleblower, and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) matters. He advises and defends clients who are the target of wrongful termination actions as well as harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims. He handles contract negotiations and disputes, grievance hearings and writ of mandamus actions. He also represents clients in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) and the California Labor Commission. In addition, he has served as a speaker, panel member and moderator on employment subject matters across the country.
“Although so much has changed in our lives and in the profession since I departed the firm in 2018, one thing that has not changed is the collaborative and congenial culture that permeates the firm,” Bansal said. “I believe my experience working on the plaintiff’s side will make me a more effective defense attorney. I am happy to rejoin my colleagues and look forward to helping build out and grow the firm’s Southern California practice.”
Since 2009, Bansal has served as a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. He was promoted to the rank of major in 2017 and will be under consideration for lieutenant colonel next year. Through his military service, Bansal has served as lead defense counsel in numerous actions involving soldiers accused of misconduct in matters including allegations of sexual misconduct, fraud, and narcotics matters, successfully receiving defense verdicts.
Bansal has received several awards, including the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon. Most recently, Bansal returned in June 2022 from an overseas deployment where he held a leadership position and managed a team of attorneys. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his service.
“Sanjay is an immensely talented attorney who typifies Kaufman Dolowich’s commitment to providing top-flight service to our clients, consistently considering their business interests and big picture needs.” Kaufman said.
Bansal received his J.D. from Loyola Law School at Loyola Marymount University and received his B.A. in political science and government/philosophy from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.
About Kaufman Dolowich
Kaufman Dolowich is a leading national law firm serving a broad range of industries in more than 20 practice areas including labor and employment, professional liability, insurance coverage and litigation, data privacy & cybersecurity, financial services, commercial litigation, real estate, cannabis law, consumer financial services and construction law. Headquartered in Woodbury, N.Y., Kaufman Dolowich attorneys represent national and global clients of all sizes from 17 offices nationwide, representing local, national and global clients. Kaufman Dolowich is a Mansfield Certified law firm recognized for its diverse and inclusive employment strategies. For more information, visit www.kdvlaw.com or follow the firm on LinkedIn.