Helga Hakimi, Senior Counsel
1875 Century Park East, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
P: 310.712.8036 | F: 310.943.0396
Helga Hakimi is a senior counsel at Capstone Law. Her practice primarily involves employment law class action litigation, namely wage-and-hour class actions and Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) litigation on behalf of employees for failure to pay overtime and minimum wages, provide meal and rest breaks, and provide compensation for off-the-clock work, and related employer violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act and California Labor Code.
Prior to joining Capstone, Helga was a partner at a civil litigation firm in West Los Angeles, where she handled mainly real estate litigation, business litigation, and defense of some employment law matters; prior to that, she worked as a civil litigation attorney handling complex personal injury litigation. Helga’s interest in advocating for employee rights began in law school, where she volunteered for the Workers’ Rights Clinic and assisted low-income community members in Northern California’s greater Bay Area region with employment-related legal issues. Upon graduating from law school, Helga worked as an associate for a municipal law firm, and thereafter at the local City Attorney’s Office, where she advised municipalities and cities in civil matters involving land use, environmental law, development issues, Constitutional law, and First Amendment rights. Helga graduated from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall School of Law), where she earned her Juris Doctorate and was awarded the Prosser Award in Remedies. Helga received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Education Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated summa cum laude and with Departmental Highest Honors.
Helga is admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Central of California. Helga is qualified in mediation per the Dispute Resolutions Program Act, having successfully mediated civil cases in Orange County and Santa Monica Superior Courts. Helga served as a Panel Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program and volunteers as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Courts. In her spare time, Helga volunteers for various non-profit organizations serving the homeless, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and organizations such as Maryvale Orphanage that are committed to helping foster and at-risk children. Helga was born in Afghanistan and is fluent in Farsi.