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Ankush Dhupar

Associate, Employment Law Department
Los Angeles
515 South Flower Street
Twenty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA
United States

Fax: 1(213) 996-3263


Ankush Dhupar is an associate in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Mr. Dhupar represents employers in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, disability accommodation, employee mobility, and wage and hour issues in both single-plaintiff and class-action matters. He also represents clients in background check litigation under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act for alleged violations of the California Labor Code, and government investigations, including those initiated by the EEOC, DFEH, and California Attorney General.

Mr. Dhupar has significant experience representing employers in traditional labor matters, including responding to unfair labor practice charges, labor grievances, election petitions, and organizing campaigns. He has also represented employers on appeal before the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Mr. Dhupar also advises employers facing the numerous practical and legal challenges associated with the ever-changing workplace, including those presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, employee activism, and calls for increased diversity and inclusion.

Mr. Dhupar received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif with specializations in both Business Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies. While in law school, Mr. Dhupar served as Chief Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review. He also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Raymond J. Ikola of the California Court of Appeal. Mr. Dhupar received his B.A. in both Economics and Political Science, cum laude, from UCLA. 

In 2018, Mr. Dhupar was selected as an Academy Fellow of the National Employment Law Council.

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Future of Work: Workplace Activism & Diversity Inclusion" (2020).

  • "Understanding Worker (Mis)classification," Public Counsel (2019).

  • "Applicant Background Check & Criminal History Information: What You Need to Know Before You Request or Consider It" (2018).

  • "Union Tactics: What to Expect and How to Protect Against Them," HR Network Group (2017).

  • "California Employment Law Update," HR Network Group (2017).

  • "Legal Framework for Pay Discrimination Claims: Equal Pay Act and Title VII," ABA Labor and Employment Annual Conference (2016).

  • "Risks in the Cloud: Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks by Adhering to Ethical Duties, 2016 National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law" (2016).

  • "Preparing for the New Department of Labor Overtime Rule," Public Counsel (2016).

Practice Areas

Employment Litigation
Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense
Labor/Management Relations
Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice
Employment Law




California Bar


UCLA School of Law, J.D. 2015
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. 2008

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