Ani M. Akopyan received her bachelor’s degree, with honors, from UCLA in 2001 and her law degree from Southwestern Law School in 2004. Since law school Ani has worked exclusively in the field of labor and employment litigation. Prior to joining the Akopyan Law Firm, Ani was a member of a well known reputable defense firm where she represented employers and their insurance companies in all stages of labor and employment litigation including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and whistle-blower litigation, and high stakes wage & hour class action cases. Ani’s more than decade experience in defending employers both large and small, in just about every industry, gives her exceptional insight into how her opponents think and operate. This makes Ani uniquely positioned to fight the good fight on behalf of employees.
In recognition of her achievements, Ani was named to the list of Top 50 Up-and-Coming Women Attorneys in Southern California in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Ani was named to the California Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in California in each year between 2007 and 2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California receive this honor. Ani was also recognized as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
- Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D.
- University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.S. Sociology