O’Melveny Worldwide

Sara Pahlavan is a litigation counsel in O’Melveny’s San Francisco office and consumer class action group, representing clients in complex commercial litigation and class action defense. She has experience in state and federal courts across the country at all stages of litigation, and has served on multiple successful trial teams. Sara also has experience representing large companies in white-collar criminal investigations. She maintains an active pro bono immigration, reproductive rights, and animal rights practice, where her work has included securing asylum for a West-African woman who was a victim of torture, as well as for two young brothers whose family members were the targets of political assassination.

Sara co-chairs the San Francisco office’s Women’s Employee Network and the Associate & Counsel Advisory Committee.


  • Farsi
  • French


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Northern District of California


  • New York University, J.D.
  • University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Geography/Environmental Studies, Political Science