Darin Ranahan

Darin Ranahan is a partner in the firm. He represents workers, retirees, people with disabilities, and public benefit participants in claims of discrimination, failure to pay overtime, failure to pay pension, disability, and healthcare benefits, and breach of fiduciary duty. In addition, he represents unions in employee benefits, healthcare justice, and civil rights advocacy.

Mr. Ranahan was previously an associate attorney at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C. From 2012 to 2013, he served as a law clerk to Judge Edward M. Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to that he practiced employment law at a firm in Oakland, where he primarily represented workers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and hour matters.

During law school, Mr. Ranahan was a law clerk with the East Bay Community Law Center’s Community Economic Justice clinic and the Legal Aid Society—Employment Law Center.

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Significant Cases

  • Jimenez Perea v. Dooley
  • Strauch v. Computer Sciences Corporation
  • PG&E Company Retirement Plan
  • Lindell v. Synthes
  • Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees v. Sonoma County
  • Moon v. Rush
  • Tatum v. R.J. Reynolds

Civic Activities & Professional Associations

  • Commissioner and Vice Chair on the City of Oakland Budget Advisory Commission
  • Volunteer attorney for the East Bay Workers’ Rights Clinic
  • Volunteer attorney for the Centro Legal de la Raza Workers’ Rights Clinic
  • Member of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment
  • Member of the National Lawyers Guild and NLG Labor & Employment Committee
  • Fellow in the New Leaders Council’s 2012 San Francisco class

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing author to Bloomberg BNA’s ERISA Litigation treatise

  • Contributing author to ABA Employee Benefits Committee newsletter.

  • Panelist on June 2019 webinar, “A Deep Dive: Who Is an Employee?” sponsored by the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

  • Panelist at the 2013 Shaking the Foundations Conference at Stanford Law School

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish