Legal articles are important. They provide helpful analysis to fellow practitioners, and, where the law is not clear, frame the issues for scholars and the appellate courts. The Desai Law Firm takes great pride that so many of its articles have been selected for publication by well-respected peer review magazines, legal newspapers and periodicals.

A few are listed here:

Are Employer Surveys in Employment Class Actions Subject to Discovery?, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (July 2010) (Download PDF)

Pickoff Moves, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (Cover Story September 2009) (Download PDF)

The Stealth Attack — Pleading Standards, Consumer Attorneys of California, FORM Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2010) (Download PDF)

Class Confusion, Los Angeles Daily Journal (August 25, 2009)

Confirmation Class — Settlement, Los Angeles Lawyer (July – August 2008)
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Defendants Bear a Heavy Burden to Prove the Amount in Controversy Under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 49, No. 11 (Nov. 2007) (Download PDF)

Late to Class – What to do with Untimely “Opt-In” Forms in Collective Class Actions, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 48, No. 12 (December 2006) (Download PDF)

Striking the Answer to Class Actions is Easier Then You Think!, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 48, No. 6 (June 2006)
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A Solution in Search of a Problem — The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, Texas Business Litigation, Business Torts (Spring 2005)

The Class Action Fairness Act, Unintended Consequences, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 47, No. 7 (July 2005) (Download PDF)

Master of the Complaint — The Role of Class Counsel, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 46, No. 8 (August 2004)
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Class Action Arbitration — Commentary, The Federal Lawyer, Volume 51, No. 6 (July 2004)


The Nuts & Bolts of Class Counsel’s Motion to Remand — Emerging Issues, Class Action Litigation Report, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Volume 5, No. 12 (June 25, 2004) (Download PDF)

Class Action Arbitration — The Chickens Come Home to Roost, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 46, No. 3 (March 2004)
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“Bassle” Confounds Arbitration Agreements and Class Actions, Los Angeles Daily Journal, (Feb. 20, 2004)

FLSA Overtime Class Actions and Liquidated Damages, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 45, No. 11 (November 2003)


Federal Class Action Overtime Cases — Can You Really Get Double Damages?, Class Action Litigation Report, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Volume 4, No. 17 (Sept. 12, 2003)

The Nine-Month Rule and Punitive Damages for Health Care Professionals, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 45, No. 8 (August 2003) (Download PDF)

Procedural Rule Shouldn’t Bar Meritorious Punitive Claims, Los Angeles Daily Journal, (June 3, 2003)


Litigating Federal Class Action Overtime Case — A Primer, Forum Magazine, Volume 33, No. 1 (Jan/Feb. 2003)


Attorney Fees in Class Actions: Analysis & Perspective, Wage Hour & Leave Report, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Volume 2, No. 1 (Jan. 17, 2003)


Employment Class and Collective Actions: Analysis & Perspective, Class Action Litigation Report, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Volume 4, No. 1 (Jan. 10, 2003)


Legislative Attorneys’ Fees Under the FLSA, The Trump Card, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 44, No. 11 (November 2002)


Fee Shifting in Overtime Wage Statute Trumps Contract’s Attorney’s Fee Clause, Los Angeles Daily Journal, (October 21, 2002) (Download PDF)

The Discovery Problem, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 44, No. 8 (August 2002)


Discovery in Overtime Class Actions Often is Prevented Before Certification, Los Angeles Daily Journal, (July 25, 2002)


The Discovery Conundrum in Fair Labor Standards Act Collective Actions: Analysis & Perspective, Class Action Litigation Report, Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Volume 03, No. 13 (July 12, 2002) (Download PDF)

Revenge of the Wage Slave — Class Action Overtime Cases, Orange County Lawyer Magazine, Volume 43, No. 11 (November 2001)


Class Clout, Attorneys Should Not Overlook Federal Overtime Law, Los Angeles Daily Journal (November 8, 2001)