Roya Ladan is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice involves highly sensitive civil and criminal cases. She represents companies and individuals at all stages of litigation, including in pre-trial investigations, trials, arbitrations, and appeals. On the civil side, Roya has a broad range of complex civil litigation experience, for both plaintiffs and defendants, including trade secret misappropriation and business, partnership, and contractual disputes. She also has particular expertise in advising, prosecuting, and defending employment actions in connection with wage and hour disputes, misclassification, employment discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and whistleblower actions. On the criminal side, Roya has managed investigations and resolved a wide range of charged cases for both entities and individuals.
Prior to joining CW, Roya worked as an Associate with the law firms of Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP and King & Spalding, LLP, where her practice focused on plaintiff-side and defense-side civil litigation and white collar criminal defense and investigations.
Prior to entering private practice, Roya served as a trial attorney for the State of California, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, where she investigated and prosecuted civil rights cases including employment and housing discrimination and Unruh Act cases. In that role, she first-chaired several jury trials and administrative actions across the state of California.
Roya serves on the Pro Bono Council for Inner City Law Center and the Young Lawyers Division of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Roya also served as a visiting lecturer and coach at University of California, Davis School of Law, her alma mater, in the fall of 2021. She previously clerked in the Central District of California for the Honorable Gail J. Standish.