Skip to main content

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 and before administrative agencies, in cases involving discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, wage and hour violations, workplace safety matters, non-competition and employee mobility issues. She represents her clients through all stages of litigation, from administrative charge through trial and appeal. She has handled numerous class and representative actions involving wage and hour and discrimination allegations. She regularly litigates non-competition cases, obtaining restraining orders and preliminary injunctions in cases involving corporate raiding, unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation. She has also been retained as counsel in a variety of appeals before the California and U.S. Supreme Courts and the Courts of Appeals.

Dipanwita has also conducted dozens of sensitive internal investigations on behalf of Boards of Directors and private and public employers, including matters involving sexual harassment and other employee misconduct, whistleblower claims, discrimination based on race, gender, disability, age, and national origin and equal pay claims. Dipanwita is a trusted advisor to employers (including their Boards) because she understands that a prompt and impartial workplace investigation can be the best tool for an employer not only to defend against legal claims and understand workplace culture, but because she understands the ramifications of that investigation in litigation. She advises on policies and practices to prevent future claims and has even testified in court about her investigations. She has provided training to workforces on preventing sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation hundreds of times to employee workforces in dozens of different industries.

Dipanwita regularly counsels employers in all aspects of employment law, including sexual harassment, race and age discrimination, whistleblower claims, wage and hours issues, non-competition agreements, mandatory agreements to arbitrate, severance agreements, reductions in force, and employment issues in mergers and acquisitions.


Daily Journal
"Top Labor and Employment Lawyers" (2012-2014, 2016, 2018-2023)
The American Lawyer
West Trailblazers (2022)
The National Law Journal
"Trailblazers" Employment Law (2020, 2022)



  • 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


  • Author, The Labor & Employment Lawyer’s Job: A Survival Guide, American Bar Association, 2007
  • State Bar of California

  • The Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court