Zain Zubair

Associate

Direct: (619) 374-0206

Zain Zubair represents public and private employers in a broad array of labor and employment matters, from pre-litigation through trial. He advocates for employers in the individual plaintiff and class action context, including in actions for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wage and hour violations, before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. Zain also advises clients on best practices, compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and navigating developments in employment law and legislation.

Prior to joining the firm, Zain clerked for the Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. During law school, he served as a judicial extern for Judge Bencivengo and for the Honorable Jill L. Burkhardt of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Zain also served as a corporate counsel extern for Sony Electronics, Inc. and was a member of the San Diego Law Review.

Zain is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the U.S. federal district court in the Southern District.

Education

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (2018)

University of California, Merced, B.A. (Economics) (2014)

Admissions

All California state courts

United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Experience

Ames Karanjia LLPAssociate: November 2020 – present

Honorable Cathy Ann Bencivengo, United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaJudicial Law Clerk: April 2019 – November 2020; Judicial Extern: Summer 2017

Honorable Jill Burkhardt, United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaJudicial Extern: Spring 2017

Sony Electronics, Inc.Law Clerk: September – November 2016

Professional Activities

National Employment Law CouncilMember and Academy Fellow (2021)

State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember

San Diego County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember