Sarah B. Takasugi


Office: Newport Beach

Direct: 949-519-2130

  • Professional Overview
    Sarah Takasugi is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group, specializing in employment and business litigation.

    Ms. Takasugi represents employers in all facets of employment law, including single-plaintiff discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour, and governmental agency charges and investigations. Ms. Takasugi also specializes in defending employers in wage and hour class and PAGA representative actions.

    In addition to employment-related litigation, Ms. Takasugi provides employment counseling and guidance on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. She provides timely advice to employers on a variety of topics, including terminations, reductions in force, internal investigations, and leaves of absence.

    Ms. Takasugi came from a large firm in Orange County where she worked directly with the Chair of the employment practices group. There, she gained valuable experience working on her own caseload of employment cases from beginning to end, successfully mediating single as well as multi-plaintiff claims. Ms. Takasugi began her career in Los Angeles working for a large international firm where she specialized in business litigation. During this time, Ms. Takasugi worked on individual claims and class actions in both federal and state court.
  • Practice Areas
  • Education and Admissions


    • B.A. from University of California, Irvine, magna cum laude.
    • J.D. from University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Law.


    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

    States Licensed

    • California
  • Professional Organization Memberships
    • California Bar Association
    • Orange County Bar Association
    • Japanese American Bar Association
    • Orange County Superior Court, Temporary Judge