Naomi Rustomjee's civil litigation practice emphasizes complex business, commercial, and employment disputes. She is committed to serving her clients' needs, always ensuring that she understands their goals and long-term interests before building a case. From fact-gathering, to analyzing and strategizing, through motion practice, trial and appeal, Naomi always has her sights set on victory.
She is a seasoned trial attorney who has tried matters in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings, in California and many other states. While adept at all aspects of litigation, Naomi has a particular expertise in direct and cross-examinations at trial and during depositions. And although Naomi welcomes taking cases to trial, she pursues settlement opportunities whenever they would be to the clients' advantage.
In addition to her litigation practice, Naomi has an active employment counseling practice and represents a number of South Asian-owned businesses in the United States.
Naomi has completed basic mediation training through the Bar Association of San Francisco; this experience gives her an edge in negotiating settlements and contracts.
Naomi is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Finance Committee of the Western Center on Law and Poverty. She is also a member of the Litigation Section of the California State Bar, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Indian American Bar Association, The Indus Entrepreneur, and Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom. She serves as an arbitrator for the Bar Association of San Francisco's Committee on Arbitration of Fee Disputes. Naomi has also taught seminars sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco in the taking and defending of depositions.
Naomi received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University (1985), where she was also awarded the Knox Memorial for graduate study overseas. Following her graduation from Harvard, she was a Harvard Knox Fellow at The London School of Economics and Political Science, where she received a master's degree (1986) in Economic History. She earned her law degree from Columbia University School of Law (1989), where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.