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Pantea is a Partner in the Litigation Department.

Pantea focuses on fashioning and implementing creative approaches that maximize the needs of her clients, and the long term goals of their businesses. She has an expertise in real estate, business, employment, and intellectual property matters, with extensive experience in both State and Federal courts.

Early in her career, Pantea represented one of the largest hospitals in the U.S. in an SEC investigation, securities fraud class action, and myriad derivative lawsuits. Prior to joining ECJ, Pantea served as Special Deputy Prosecutor for the City Attorney’s Office of Hermosa Beach, where she first chaired misdemeanor cases through verdict, and lectured on trial advocacy.

Pantea received her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Pantea received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, where she worked as an Editor for both the Negotiation Law Review and the Harvard Law Record.

Representative Matters

Published Opinons





  • “The ‘New’ Reality of Criminal Background Checks” Author — Employment Law Reporter, Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP, July 2012
  • “Improving Civil Justice in Rural California: A Report of the California Commission on Access to Justice” (Rural Advisory Committee Member) Author , September 2010
  • “California’s Unique Rules on Restrictive Employment Covenants and the Potential for Extra-Territorial Effect” Co-Author — Inter-Pacific Bar Association Journal, December 2007
  • “Action Plan For Justice: A Report of The California Commission on Access to Justice” (Action Plan Working Group and Advisory Panel Member) Author , April 2007

Past Employment

  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Los Angeles, California, Litigation Associate



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Farsi

Bar Admissions

  • California

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Legal Aid Foundation, Los Angeles, Past First Vice Chair – Associates’ Advisory Board
  • Step Up Women’s Network

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