Lindsay Nako, Director of Litigation and Training
Lindsay has spent her career representing employees in employment discrimination and employee benefits class actions, including cases brought on behalf of employees and job applicants alleging discrimination based on race, nationality, and gender; pension plan participants and beneficiaries arising from imprudent investment of plan assets; and employees who have suffered illegal vacation pay forfeitures. She currently serves as class counsel in the nation-wide gender discrimination class action, Ellis v. Costco Wholesale.
Lindsay graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Highest Honors from University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2001), and received her law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2005). Before joining the Impact Fund, Lindsay was a shareholder at the Oakland-based law firm Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, P.C. She also has taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She is a frequent speaker on class action and employment litigation issues.
Lindsay was named a "Top Woman Attorney in Northern California" and "Northern California Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine and San Francisco Magazine each year from 2009 to 2015, and received the East Bay Community Law Center's annual Attorney Award in 2012. She is a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council, and a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association.