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Hardev S. Chhokar is an associate in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents clients in all areas of employment law litigation.

Hardev defends employers in state and federal court and has experience in class action and single plaintiff matters involving claims for wage and hour violations, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and unfair competition.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Hardev developed significant experience in complex commercial litigation. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Hardev briefed and orally argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals as a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic.

The Seventh Circuit ruled recently that ERISA does not preempt certain state law claims against directors and officers because ERISA’s text and purpose contemplate parallel corporate state-law liability against executives who act as “dual hat” fiduciaries.

In Halperin v. Richards, Plaintiffs were co-trustees of a Chapter 11 liquidating trust for Appvion, a paper company that