Fenwick litigation and employment practices partner Sheeva Ghassemi-Vanni has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of their 100 Women of Influence for 2020.
The award honors women with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in their businesses and a clear track record of meaningful community involvement. All honorees were chosen by a panel of Business Journal editors and past Women of Influence honorees.
Ghassemi-Vanni counsels high-profile Silicon Valley technology and life sciences startups, private companies and established public companies on the most essential issues in the employment lifecycle—including hiring, terminations and unfair competition—and also represents clients in employment litigation, often involving C-suite executives. She is particularly well known for advising thriving gig economy companies, which play an important role in the local, national and international business communities.
This spring, Ghassemi-Vanni and her colleagues from Fenwick’s corporate, intellectual property, litigation and tax practices have been providing a variety of legal, regulatory and commercial insights to help clients understand and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions on the economy and business.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive shifts in how we all work, giving rise to many employment law questions,” Ghassemi-Vanni told the Business Journal. “As a result, I have been incredibly busy making sure my clients have the information they need to best navigate the workplace challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, from working from home arrangements to employee privacy and leave of absence questions.”