ZENA M. KALIOUNDJI
Zena M. Kalioundji is the founding Partner of Binder Kalioundji LLP. She knows what it takes to succeed. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Minors in Humanities and Law and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, Zena was one of a handful of students who completed the accelerated 2-year law program at Southwestern Law School.
Zena started her legal career with one of the largest law firms in the San Fernando Valley, quickly making a name for herself in the legal community. She has received the distinguished honor of being named a Super Lawyer-Rising Star by Thomson Reuters for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. During her tenure at the firm, Zena's passion for the law, novel legal strategies, and overall care made her a go-to for her clients. She developed a specialty for employment, workers' compensation and real estate law.
At Binder Kalioundji, Zena has taken her many years of experience to create a more focused and client-based law practice.
DAVID S. BINDER
For the past 20 years, Mr. Binder has represented management in all aspects of employment law including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, interactive process, wrongful discharge, wage and hour claims, whistle blower, and breach of contract.
Mr. Binder's practice includes representing employers before all Workers’ Compensation Appeals Boards in California. Mr. Binder's expertise includes all aspects of workers’ compensation claims, including Labor Code §132a claims, Serious and Willful petitions, and Subrogation Actions.
Mr. Binder has a wide range of experience representing employers before state and federal administrative agencies including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Labor Commissioner, Employment Development Department, and CalOSHA.
On a regular basis, Mr. Binder provides advice and counsel to employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including accommodation, interactive process, discipline, terminations, policies and procedures, compensation, FMLA and CFRA leave, and compliance with federal and state laws.
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2000
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1994
California Coalition on Workers' Compensation
Claims Litigation Management
VBS Day School
(Board of Trustees 2014 – 2020 / Legal Vice-President 2018-2020)
Brandon received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2020. While in law school, Brandon clerked at several law firms and gained extensive experience in the fields of civil litigation and personal injury law. Prior to starting law school, Brandon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 - where he participated in moot court and mock trial competitions throughout his undergraduate studies.
As a new member of the team, Brandon is more than eager to provide Binder and Kalioundji's clients with all of his abundant energy, enthusiasm, and zealous advocacy.
Binder Kalioundji LLP brings something new to the table.