Saman is an associate in the firm’s Employment & Executive Compensation Group, guiding employers on employment matters so they can minimize risk and focus on running their business. She frequently advises clients on updates to their employment handbook and internal policies to ensure compliance with state and federal laws concerning FMLA, ADA, OSHA, and anti-harassment requirements. She also guides clients through severance and separation agreement negotiations and drafts the corresponding documents.
When clients are involved in disputes or litigation, she investigates allegations by working with the client’s HR team, interviews and prepares witnesses, analyzes documents to determine the merits of the allegations, and drafts pleadings and other legal documents. She draws on her previous experience working for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in its Labor & Employment Division of the Civil Actions Bureau to develop effective litigation strategies and compelling arguments on behalf of her clients.
By providing advice tailored to clients’ unique situations, Saman helps her clients navigate complicated legal matters in a way that also advances their business objectives. She distills legal concepts for clients to better understand the nuances of complex employment laws while also helping them see the big picture.
Before joining LP, Saman was an attorney with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Active in the legal community, Saman is Vice-President of Programming for the South Asian Bar Association and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel Alumni Committee. She is a trial advocacy coach and adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.
When she isn’t counseling clients, she enjoys testing out recipes from different cultures while infusing South Asian spices she watched her mom use, reading psychology studies, traveling, and writing poetry.
+1 312 476 7603
Education & Admissions
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., Labor & Employment Certificate and Praxis Certificate
- University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A., cum laude and honors college
- Northern District of Illinois
- Central District of Illinois
- South Asian Bar Association, Vice-President of Programming
- Muslim Bar Association, Member
- Association of Corporate Counsel Alumni Committee, Member
- Chicago-Kent College of Law, Trial Advocacy Coach and Adjunct Professor
- Alumni of the Year Award, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2022
- Outstanding Leadership Award, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2020
- Leaders and Achievers Award, Diversity Scholarship Foundation, 2019
If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
I would own my own café and bakery and spend most days creating new recipes for people to try.
What is something that makes you happy?
Coaching trial team. I am an introvert by nature, and people typically think that means a person will not be a strong advocate. I love working with students who truly care about developing their skills as advocates and watching them gain confidence in their own abilities.
What was your very first job?
I worked for my parents’ banquet business as a server and worked my way up to a manager position overseeing events and the banquet staff. I learned so much about customer service, conflict resolution, and gained an understanding of how my parents handled being small business owners.
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
Not understanding their clients’ needs. The law functions in a particular way in theory but considering the practical risks and benefits that affect a client’s business and what their end goal is, is extremely important when applying the law to real situations.