Ms. Menaka Nirmalie Fernando

Ms. Menaka Nirmalie Fernando: Attorney with Outten & Golden LLP


MENAKA N. FERNANDO is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in San Francisco, where she represents individual employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Ms. Fernando worked as an associate at the Dolan Law Firm focusing on plaintiff-side employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Ms. Fernando also helped present “know your rights” seminars in the community. Previously, Ms. Fernando worked as an associate at Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP where she litigated employment and police excessive force cases. Ms. Fernando works actively on legislative campaigns on behalf of workers’ rights through the California Employment Lawyers Association and has testified several times before the California State Legislature.

Ms. Fernando received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005 and her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2010. Before law school, Ms. Fernando worked for international grassroots peace and justice organizations and worked as a paralegal at a civil rights law firm.

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Rights
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
628-400-4051  Phone
415-638-8800  Phone
(415) 638-8810  Fax
University Attended:
University of California - Los Angeles, B.A., 2005
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 2010
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California; 2010, California; United States District Court for the Central District of California
Member, California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA); Member, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC); Member, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA); Member, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California
Sinhala and English
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

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San Francisco, California

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