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Hanna Chandoo

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Hanna Chandoo joined Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai LLP in February 2021. She specializes in civil rights and employment law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chandoo was an attorney at a boutique law firm where she served as the lead associate in several complex commercial cases. She litigated in state and federal courts on both coasts. Notable cases Ms. Chandoo litigated include a zoning discrimination case against the City of San Clemente, which settled shortly after cross-motions for summary judgment were filed, a negligence case against a large financial institution for mismanagement of a multi-million-dollar charitable donation, a class action on behalf of pensioners seeking lost benefits and changes to their retirement plan, and multiple patent infringement cases involving technology in a variety of industries.

Ms. Chandoo has committed herself to the expansion of civil rights, workers' rights, and access to education. As an undergraduate student, she designed tutoring programs for Somali refugees in underfunded school districts and trained tutors to teach through an intersectional lens. She also served on the President's Vendor Code of Conduct Committee, which ensured that College vendors implemented and enforced fair labor practices. Currently, Ms. Chandoo serves as the Vice President on the Governing Board of Directors for the Council on American Islamic Relations in Los Angeles and as a Board Member for the organization’s statewide chapter. She also serves as the Vice President of the American Muslim Bar Association, the nation's preeminent lawyer-led Muslim advocacy group.

Ms. Chandoo graduated second in her class from Whittier Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Whittier Law Review and Administrative Justice of the Moot Court Honors Board. Ms. Chandoo received her B.A. from Smith College. She is proficient in Kiswahili, Spanish, and Urdu.

Education

  • J.D., Whittier Law School
    • Whittier Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
    • Moot Court Honors Board, Vice President/Administrative Justice
  • B.A., Smith College

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

Notable Work

  • To Track or Not to Track?, co-authored with Gail A. Glick and presented at the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section Technology in the Workplace Symposium (2016).
  • With Liberty, Justice, and Contamination for All: The Unequal Distribution of Groundwater Pollution in California, 36 Whittier L. Rev. 307 (2015).
Memberships
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    Los Angeles County Bar Association
Education
  • American Muslim Bar Association, Vice President
  • Council on American Islamic Relations
    • Governance Board Member (California)
    • Governance Board Vice President (Los Angeles)
  • Shi’a Muslim Council of Southern California
    • Anti-Racism Committee, Member
    • Mental Wellness Committee, Member
  • National Lawyers’ Guild – Los Angeles, Member
  • National Lawyers’ Guild – Orange County, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member

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