Cepideh Roufougar is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents public and private sector management in all areas of labor and employment law.
Ms. Roufougar regularly provides advice and counsel about litigation avoidance, employee management issues, implementing disciplinary actions, collective bargaining issues, and the California Public Safety Officers and Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Acts. Ms. Roufougar has also successfully prevailed in numerous arbitrations and administrative appeals upholding serious disciplinary action, enforced management rights through effective collective bargaining and grievance administration, and conducted complex workplace investigations.
Ms. Roufougar is a sought-after trainer and presents seminars on a wide range of subjects, including: retirement issues; wage and hour issues; implementing and sustaining disciplinary actions; conducting defensible workplace investigations; first-line supervisor trainings; performance management/evaluations; leave management and reasonable accommodations; and preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Roufougar focused her practice at a well-regarded local labor and employment firm and served as in-house counsel for a local public agency.
Ms. Roufougar received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. Ms. Roufougar has been recognized as a 2013 Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers.