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 of the American Muslim Bar Association, the nation's preeminent lawyer-led Muslim advocacy group. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California and the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.
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.
- J.D., Whittier Law School
- Whittier Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
- Moot Court Honors Board, Vice President/Administrative Justice
- B.A., Smith College
- 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
- American Muslim Bar Association, Executive Committee, Vice President
- Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, Board Member
- Council on American Islamic Relations – Los Angeles, Board Member
- Shi’a Muslim Council of Southern California
- Anti-Racism Committee, Member
- Mental Wellness Committee, Member
- National Lawyers Guild – Los Angeles, Member
- California Employment Lawyers Association, Member
- Southern California Rising Stars, 2021-Present
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
- 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).
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