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Hanna B. Raanan

Associate Orange County

Ms. Raanan represents clients in complex wage and hour litigation, involving claims for employee misclassification, rounding violations, regular rate of pay issues, meal/rest period compliance, expense reimbursement, off-the-clock issues, as well as derivative claims under California’s Unfair Competition law and Private Attorneys General Act.  

During her career, Ms. Raanan has represented a range of businesses, from small family-owned businesses and start-ups to large financial institutions.  Ms. Raanan is actively involved in the local legal community as an executive committee member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment section.  

Ms. Raanan is also co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s Newport Beach 2016 Relay for Life and volunteers her time at a variety of ACS OC events, including Making Strides (to raise breast cancer awareness).

Ms. Raanan earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School as a member of its two-year accelerated SCALE program.  While in law school, she was a recipient of an Oralist Award at the Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles.  Ms. Raanan also earned her Masters of Public Policy in Economics and International Relations from Pepperdine University and worked overseas for the U.S. Department of State in Moscow, Russia.

Ms. Raanan has experience as pro bono general counsel of, a startup that connects parents of special-needs children with rated and recommended special-needs service providers.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Orange County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section Executive Committee)
  • California State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)


  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Preventing Workplace Discrimination and Harassment'' - Huntington Beach - December 15, 2016
  • Managing a Workforce in 2017 - ''Guilty By Association: The New Legal Landscape of Joint Employer Liability'' - Costa Mesa - November 09, 2016
  • Strafford Publications, Inc. Webinar - ''Employee Performance Rating Systems: Avoiding and Defending Against Discrimination Claims, WARN Act Violations'' - October 04, 2016

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August 22, 2014 - Law360 - "Howmedica Sales Reps. Win Cert. In Reimbursement Suit"