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Ian P. Fellerman

Of Counsel

Ian P. Fellerman is Of Counsel in the firm’s Bay area office, focusing his practice on employment litigation.

Mr. Fellerman specializes in employment litigation, representing clients in wage and hour, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unfair competition and trade secret lawsuits. He has successfully handled numerous trials in both state and federal courts. Among his recent successes, Mr. Fellerman won a disability discrimination case against a high tech client, successfully defended a financial institution sued by its former President/CEO for alleged wrongful termination, obtained summary judgment on behalf of a security guard company sued for race/sex discrimination and harassment, and defeated a motion for class certification in a wage and hour class action brought against a communications company.


In addition to his effective representation in litigation, Mr. Fellerman regularly responds to charges filed with various state and federal agencies, including the EEOC, DFEH, DLSE, DOL, and OFCCP. He also counsels employers on discipline and discharge, wage/hour requirements, reductions in force, workplace violence, leave of absence laws, trade secrets/confidentiality agreements, drug testing, affirmative action programs, internal investigations, privacy rights and reasonable accommodation of protected disabilities.

Mr. Fellerman also conducts investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, and trains both management and staff on employment law issues.

Mr. Fellerman graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1982. He received his law degree from the University of California, Davis in 1985, where he was a member of the Trial Practice Honors Board.

Mr. Fellerman has presented to a variety of organizations on subjects ranging from sexual harassment and electronic privacy in the workplace to employment practices liability insurance.

Mr. Fellerman has published numerous articles, including ones on electronic privacy in the workplace and the use of the judicial estoppel doctrine to preclude disability discrimination claims.

Mr. Fellerman was named by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. as a BTI Client Service All‑Star — one of a select group of attorneys identified by corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 and large companies as providing superior client service. Mr. Fellerman was also named “Top Rated Labor and Employment Law Attorney” by American Lawyer Media.

Professional Affiliations
Mr. Fellerman is a member of the American Bar Association, the Litigation Section of the Alameda County Bar Association, and the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.