Pantea Yashar is a partner in ECJ’s Litigation Department. Her practice areas include business, real estate, and employment litigation.

Ms. Yashar has represented clients in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations.

Ms. Yashar began her career as a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP where she represented one of the largest hospitals in the U.S. in a SEC investigation, securities fraud class action, and myriad derivative lawsuits. Prior to joining ECJ, Ms. Yashar 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.

Ms. Yashar received her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. Ms. Yashar received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 2004, where she worked as an Editor for both the Negotiation Law Review and the Harvard Law Record.

Ms. Yashar has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 Southern California Rising Stars list and has been selected to the 2013 list of Top Women Attorneys – Southern California’s Outstanding Young Women Lawyers by American Registry.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Farsi

Past Employment Positions

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