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Kalpana Srinivasan

Susman Godfrey LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Kalpana Srinivasan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Susman Godfrey LLP where she litigates high-stakes civil disputes with a focus on preparing cases for and successfully bringing them through trial.  Ms. Srinivasan has significant experience trying wage and hour cases in jurisdictions across the country.


Significant Representative Matters

Ms. Srinivasan currently represents Alta-Dena Certified Dairy in a puta tive class action involving California's wage and hour laws. 

Ms. Srinivasan represented The Rawlings Company in a class action in LaGrange, Kentucky challenging the company's classification of its employees as exempt. The case culminated with a three-week jury trial in May 2011, in which the jury returned a full defense verdict to Ms. Srinivasan's client. 

In 2010, Ms. Srinivasan and other Susman Godfrey lawyers were hired before trial to defend a retailer in a class action brought by the EEOC alleging gender discrimination. The case settled on the brink of trial.

In 2007, Ms. Srinivasan and a team of Susman Godfrey lawyers tried a three-month wage and hour class action to the bench in Minnesota state court representing one of the world's largest retailers.


Education and Background
Ms. Srinivasan graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she won Stanford's Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court competition. Ms. Srinivasan also served as an editor on Stanford's Law Review. After law school, Ms. Srinivasan clerked for Judge Raymond C. Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before attending law school, Ms. Srinivasan was a national reporter for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C., where she covered communications policy. Ms. Srinivasan received her undergraduate degree from Yale University with a double major in Comparative Literature and Yale's program in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

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