Nossaman Names Four New Partners

02.09.2021
Nossaman News Release

Los Angeles, CA – We are pleased to announce that Shant Boyajian, Allison Callaghan, Seth Goldstein and Courtney Krause have been elevated to partnership in the Firm.

“I’m excited to welcome this accomplished group of attorneys into the Firm’s partnership,” said George Joseph, Nossaman’s Managing Partner. “Their deep, abiding dedication to providing market-leading service coupled with their unique market experience allows them deliver extraordinary value to clients every day. We congratulate them on this achievement, and look forward to their continued success at the Firm.”

Shant Boyajian is a Partner in the Infrastructure Group in the Washington, D.C. office. He advises public agencies on a wide range of innovative methods to procure and deliver the nation’s largest, most complex infrastructure projects. He is at the forefront of the policy issues behind infrastructure strategy, having served as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he led the development of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act – the largest infrastructure bill in U.S. history. Prior to that, Shant served as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, where he helped negotiate and draft the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act – which provided more than $105 billion in funding for surface transportation programs in fiscal years 2013 and 2014. Shant holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a B.A. from Patrick Henry College.

Allison Callaghan is a Partner in the Employment Group and is based out of the Firm’s Sacramento office. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. Allison has a proven track record defending private and public employers in high-stakes litigation, including wage-and-hour class and PAGA representative actions and single-plaintiff harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination lawsuits. She has successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation, including at trial, as well as in administrative proceedings. Allison also regularly provides advice and counsel to employers on a broad array of employment issues, including discipline and termination, reasonable accommodation, family and medical leave, paid sick leave, layoffs, wage and hour compliance, personnel policies and procedures, and employment-related agreements. Allison is also an effective trainer and conducts workplace investigations. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and as “One to Watch” by Best Lawyers and holds a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

Seth Goldstein is a Partner in the Employment Group in the Orange County office. His practice focuses on the representation of employers, particularly employers in the transportation industry. He concentrates on the defense of class and collective actions involving, among other issues, attempted reclassification of independent contractors, alleged wage/hour violations (including meal/rest periods, exempt status, and regular rate issues) and misuse of credit and other investigative reports in hiring practices. Seth holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.A. from the University of Rochester and a B.A. from Stanford University.

Courtney Krause is a Partner in the Public Pensions and Investments Group in our San Francisco office. She has extensive experience representing public pension systems and high net worth individuals in connection with alternative investments, including investments in private equity, venture, credit, commingled real estate, energy, infrastructure and hedge funds. She also advises clients on a wide range of real estate related transactional matters, including construction and permanent financing, leasing and acquisitions, landlord-tenant issues, joint ventures and other matters related to the ownership, development and leasing of real property. Courtney holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and a B.S. from the University of Washington.

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