Sewar K. Sunnaa is an associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Los Angeles office, where she focuses her practice on construction and commercial litigation.
“P&A provides effective representation and optimizes outcome by communicating with our clients and designing legal services best-suited to their needs.”
Sewar defends public and private clients, including contractors, owners, and construction professionals, in litigation disputes involving government liability, general liability and casualty, and professional liability. Sewar represents clients in both California state and Federal courts. In addition to her litigation experience, Sewar has defended clients in mediations and has experience drafting settlement agreements.
Additionally, Sewar has experience representing employers in labor and employment cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, FEHA, and wage and hour class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Sewar provided advisory counsel on compliance with State and Federal regulations and statutory laws, preparation of various employment agreements, and facilitation of trainings on regulatory and statutory compliance.
Sewar is actively engaged in the Associated General Contractors of America, California Chapter. In 2021, Sewar was named a Member of AGC of California’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, as well as the Emerging Leaders Program.
Sewar earned her B.A. in Government and her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Redlands, graduating magna cum laude, and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. In law school, Sewar was a member and a Managing Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review and a Moot Court competitor and coach. Sewar won Best Oralist of the Year in 2016 after competing at the Ruby R. Vale Corporate Law Moot Court Competition.
United States District Court for the Central District of California
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of California
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of California, Emerging Leaders
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), California Chapter, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee
University of Redlands, B.A.
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
“AB 685 and COVID-19 Workplace Exposure: New California Notice and Reporting Requirements of COVID Exposure Starting January 1, 2021,” P&A Client Alert, January 2021