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Overview

Arif Virji focuses his practice on employment law, complex commercial litigation, representation of directors and officers and defending professional liability claims.  Mr. Virji’s employment practice includes litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation, privacy, cyber security and wage and hour suits. He regularly represents employers in  class action and  collective Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) actions, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration-based regulatory and PAGA claims. Mr. Virji has successfully tried multiple cases before judges, juries and arbitrators in California and Federal Courts and also regularly handles matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the California Labor Commissioner. He also provides day to day advice and counsel to employers on employment issues.

Mr. Virji also handles litigation of a variety of complex commercial disputes, including most recently a successful arbitration on behalf of a major SaaS company in a shareholder dispute. He also handles real estate and related probate matters including partition actions.  Mr. Virji defends directors and officers in suits by shareholders, customers and employees.  His professional liability practice focuses on the representation of lawyers, engineers, architects and insurance brokers.

Mr. Virji is the managing partner of the San Francisco and Sonoma, California offices of Kaufman, Dolowich and Voluck, served as the managing partner at his previous firm for 15 years and has served as an expert witness on law firm management issues. He is a member of the Employment and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar Association of California and has served as a Settlement Conference Pro Tem Judge in San Francisco Superior Court and as a mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

 

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court
    • Northern District of California

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law – J.D.
  • Southern Methodist University – B.S.

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar Association of California, Employment Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • California Minority Corporate Counsel Program (CMCP) – San Francisco Chapter
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
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