Imran Dar’s practice focuses on representing public agencies in litigation and advising them regarding structural issues and the delivery of public services. Imran also uses affirmative litigation to advocate for minorities and the public interest.
Imran has represented public agencies in matters regarding elections, labor, employment and vested rights before state, federal and administrative venues. He has counseled public agencies on issues concerning labor-management relations, public safety, professional responsibility, public records, privacy and the separation of power.
Prior to joining RPLG, Imran served as a Judicial Fellow for Judge Laurel Beeler in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and as a New York Excelsior Service Fellow with the New York State Board of Elections: Division of Election Law Enforcement. As an Excelsior Fellow, Imran investigated corruption in state, county and municipal elections, brought civil and administrative enforcement actions against political actors and defended New York’s election laws against constitutional and statutory challenges.
Imran graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with honors, including the Federal Bar Council’s Cornelius Wickersham Jr. Award for the highest-ranking student in the field of constitutional law. During law school, Imran brought 42 U.S.C. § 1983 cases for indigent plaintiffs in the criminal justice system with the Cardozo Civil Rights Clinic and was a research assistant for Professor David Rudenstine.
- Los Angeles Police Protective League v. City of Los Angeles, Case No BC489113. Successfully represented the City of Los Angeles in a multimillion-dollar bench trial regarding employee health subsidies.
- Essick v. Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, No. SCV-266914. Successfully defended the County in a writ of mandate proceeding regarding a police report ballot initiate.
- Gardner v. City of Berkeley, No. 18-CV-7784VC. Successfully defended City in a retaliation case brought by an employee. Obtained summary judgment on all but one claim and obtained a favorable settlement for the remaining claim.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Contributing Editor to Rutter Group California Practice Guide, “Public Sector Employment Litigation”
ADMISSIONS AND COURTS
- New York
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, D.
- Bard College, B.A.