Firm News

FJWW Is Hiring an Associate

Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow seeks an associate with 0-4 years of post-law school experience in practice and/or clerkship(s). The successful candidate will be licensed to practice in California and will have excellent research and writing skills, a strong academic record, and demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights or other forms of community and public service.  Fluency in Spanish is a plus, as are skills with statistical, quantitative or financial analysis.

Compensation is dependent on experience and competitive with similar firms.  We offer excellent health benefits and long-term disability coverage as well as ample paid vacation and sick leave.  Associates are provided a CLE budget to cover conferences and trainings.

The position is open until filled, and start date is Fall 2018 or earlier.


FJWW specializes in public interest litigation on behalf of workers, retirees, unions, and people with disabilities, as well as special projects for unions. Our core practice areas are employee benefits (ERISA), wage and hour, civil rights, employment, election, and health care law.  We have litigated successfully against some of the largest corporate and government defendants in the country, going to trial when necessary. Our work for unions is done in support of innovative campaigns to advance broad social justice issues, especially in the health care industry.

Our small-firm work environment is underpinned by collaboration and mutual respect, as well as shared commitments to economic and social justice. We believe in the importance of professional development, including mentorship, engaging with community and professional groups, and participating in formal continuing education.  We value diversity in the communities we work in, and we actively seek to reflect that diversity in our organization.  We try to foster a friendly and collegial environment while maintaining the most rigorous professional standards and zealous advocacy for our clients.  We also strive to be a place where attorneys and staff can pursue their lives and interests outside of work.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and law school transcript to


Darin Ranahan to Become Partner

Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow LLP is very pleased to announce Darin Ranahan’s promotion to Partner as of August 1, 2017.  Darin brings extensive experience representing employees and retirees in individual and class litigation, and is currently a key member of the firm’s team in Jimenez Perea v. Dooley, addressing systemic discrimination in the Medi-Cal program.  He has been an associate with the firm since its founding.  We look forward to continuing to work with Darin as a Partner.


Catha Worthman to speak at Bridgeport 2017 PAGA Workshop – San Francisco

William Jhaveri-Weeks, Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho
Gordon W. Renneisen, Cornerstone Law Group
Andrew Livingston, Orrick
Catha Worthman, Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow
Keith Chrestionson, Fox Rothschild LLP
Steven Tindall, Gibbs Law Firm LLP

8:30 – 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:05 Opening remarks and program overview –
9:05 – 10:35 Procedural Issues and Nuts & Bolts of PAGA
10:45 -12:15 PAGA Trials
12:15 – 1:45 Settlement and Arbitration issues
Program Concludes

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

For more information or to register, click here.




Catha Worthman to Moderate JCEB Panel on Experts’ Guide to Employee Benefits Research, Nov. 10


The difference between a competent employee benefits lawyer and an expert can be nothing more than knowing where to look for answers. On November 10, Catha Worthman will join co-panelists in providing the “Experts’ Guide to Employee Benefits Research,” a webinar sponsored by the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. Other speakers include Harold Ashner, Keightley & Ashner LLP, Washington, DC; Robert Gower, Trucker Huss, APC, San Francisco, CA; and Sam Choy, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA.

For more information or to register click here.