Recognized year after year in the Daily Journal's list of top employment lawyers in California, Dipanwita Deb Amar regularly represents clients in federal and state court in cases involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination (including whistleblower claims), wage and hour matters, workplace safety matters, and state law torts, through all stages of litigation, including appeal. She has also conducted investigations in a number of high-profile employment matters, including matters involving sexual harassment and related misconduct, whistleblower claims, discrimination based on race, gender, disability, age, and national origin and equal pay claims.

She also engages in counseling on day-to-day employment matters and handles traditional labor law matters, such as labor arbitrations and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Ms. Amar's litigation experience extends through all stages of a lawsuit, from pleading through discovery, pre-trial motions, trial, and appeal. She has handled numerous class actions involving wage and hour violations as well as discrimination allegations. She has also been retained as counsel in a variety of appeals before the California and US Supreme Courts and the Courts of Appeals.

Ms. Amar's areas of particular focus are disability discrimination laws and federal and state leave statutes. In addition, she routinely advises clients in such areas as wage and hour issues, whistleblower claims, sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, non-competition agreements, mandatory agreements to arbitrate, severance agreements, reductions in force, and employment issues in mergers and acquisitions.


Ms. Amar's representative clients have included:

  • Beverages & More!, Inc.;
  • Lending Club Corporation;
  • Fed Ex Freight;
  • Google, Inc.;
  • National Broadcasting Company;
  • IAC Search & Media; and
  • Renesas Electronics America.


Daily Journal
"Top Labor and Employment Lawyers" (2012–2014, 2016, 2018–2022)
The American Lawyer
West Trailblazers (2022)
The National Law Journal
"Trailblazer"—Employment (2020)


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1996, cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1993, with distinction
  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, The Honorable Robert E. Coyle
  • State Bar of California

  • The Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court


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