Yaman Salahi

Lecturer

UC Berkeley, Rhetoric, 2009
Yale Law School, JD, 2012

Yaman Salahi


I earned my B.A. in Rhetoric in 2009, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2012. I am teaching a summer 2021 course on the Rhetoric of Law and Politics titled, “Between the Street and the Gavel: How Law & Social Movements Change One Another.” I am a practicing lawyer and a Partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where my practice focuses on representing workers, consumers, and others in class action litigation challenging corporate or government misconduct. I have represented academic faculty, railway industry workers, and fast-food employees who alleged their pay was suppressed by anti-competitive “no-poach” agreements between different employers. I also successfully represented incarcerated people nationwide in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s refusal to issue pandemic-related economic assistance to any person who was incarcerated, resulting in the issuance of over $465 million in additional economic assistance to incarcerated people. I previously clerked for the Honorable Edward M. Chen in the Northern District of California; worked as a Staff Attorney in the National Security & Civil Rights Program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus; and was an Arthur Liman Fellow at the ACLU of Southern California.