Hannah Sweiss is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Hannah Sweiss represents a broad range of clients, from small businesses to national companies, in a variety of industries including trucking, hospitality, travel, manufacturing, and healthcare. Hannah’s practice is focused on representing and defending employers in class action wage and hour lawsuits as well as representative lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). Hannah has been lead counsel on numerous complex wage and hour/PAGA lawsuits achieving great results in cases with less than twenty members to cases with thousands of members.
Hannah has also handled a full range of Labor and Employment matters, from single plaintiff to multi-plaintiff actions with claims including, harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. Hannah has unique experience with individual matters and audits before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor (DOL) and California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
Additionally, Hannah advises employers on preventative measures to litigation arising from various issues including wage and hour compliance, workplace safety, employee classification, independent contractor classification, mass layoff strategy, and management training.
Hannah was recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for four consecutive years. She has also been named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021). Hannah is active in the legal community at the local and national level. She is the President-elect of the Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California and is a founding steering committee member of the National Arab American Bar Association in Washington D.C. Hannah also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Human Resources Association and is one of five of the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council members.
Hannah has presented on a variety of Labor and Employment topics, including legal updates, various COVID-19 topics, elimination of bias, anti-harassment and many other Employment Law areas. She has also authored and published several subject-matter articles, blogs and legal alerts.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Awards
- Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021)
- Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Arab American Lawyers Association of Southern California
- Vice President/President-Elect, 2019-21
- Board of Governors, 2019-21
National Arab American Bar Association in Washington D.C.
- Founding Steering Committee Member, 2020-22
National Human Resources Association- Los Angeles Chapter
- Board of Governors, 2020-21
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Member, 2020-21
- More Than A Quarter of the Firm’s Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Edition8.20.20
- Firm Celebrates 30 Years of Growth in California with Launch of Sixth Office in the State7.14.20
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
Speaker, 2020 Legislative and Case Law Update
Woodland Hills, CA
- California’s New Guidance On Emergency COVID-19 Standard Answers Some Questions But Leaves Employer Uncertainty1.11.21
- Labor Department Revises COVID-19 Leave Regulations, Broadening Coverage For Healthcare Workers And Clarifying Other Employer Obligations9.14.20
- Southwestern Law SchoolJ.D., 2013
- American University, Egypt
- California State University, NorthridgeB.A., 2007