Sarah E. Fama

Senior Counsel | Walnut Creek

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Tel: 925.953.1620
Fax: 925.953.1625
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Sarah E. Fama is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek office. She represents public agencies through various aspects of employment and general liability issues.


Ms. Fama represents public employers at California Superior Court, California Labor Commission, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, California Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She regularly defends employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. Clients seek her out to provide guidance, education and training to employers regarding employment law compliance, in areas of harassment, discrimination, separation, accommodation, and wage and hour compliance.

She is routinely involved in investigations, either by guiding employers through the investigation process or by acting as an investigator herself. She also advises employers and provides training on various topics including investigations, Title IX, sexual harassment, Uniform Complaint Procedure, retaliation, discrimination and other complaints that may arise in an education setting.


Ms. Fama received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was named to the Dean's Honor List. Her J.D. concentration was focused on International Legal Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Alberta.

Ninth Circuit Confirms Title IX Protections for Perceived Sexual Orientation

By: Sloan SimmonsSarah Fama-

New EEOC Poster to be Posted by Employers

By: Manuel MartinezSarah Fama-

New OCR Guidance Regarding Title IX and Pregnancy

By: Sloan SimmonsSarah Fama-

U.S. Department of Education Releases Proposed New Title IX Regulations

By: Michelle CannonSarah FamaEmma Sol-

50th Anniversary of Title IX

By: Ruth MendykSarah FamaEmma Sol-

New Case Highlights Interplay Between Special Education and Sexual Harassment Laws

By: Michelle CannonSarah Fama-

The Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Will No Longer Enforce a Portion of the 2020 Amendments to Title IX Regulations

By: Sarah FamaCarolyn Gemma-

REMINDER: The New Requirements for Postsecondary Institutions to Address Sexual Harassment of Students Become Effective January 1, 2022

By: Sarah Fama-

California Adopts Extensive New Requirements on Postsecondary Institutions to Address Sexual Harassment of Students

By: Trevin SimsSarah Fama-

New Regulations Regarding Uniform Complaint Procedures Took Effect July 1, 2020

By: Carolyn GemmaSarah Fama-

New Title IX Regulations Issued by the Department of Education Take Effect August 14, 2020

By: Michelle CannonSarah Fama-

Contracting COVID-19 While Working Could Make Employees Eligible for Workers' Compensation Benefits

By: Gabriela FlowersSarah Fama-