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Yonatan specializes in public sector labor law, representing public employees including police officers and firefighters in civil litigation, internal investigations, grievances, disciplinary and termination proceedings, and arbitrations and collective bargaining. Before Yonatan joined Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP in December 2017, he received fellowships to investigate violations of international atrocities abroad and to work at a nonprofit focusing on technology, privacy, and civil rights. He has been active in local and national politics, and spent his law school summers at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office. Yonatan is pleased to be applying his commitment to justice to the representation of our clients.

Stanford Law School, J.D. 2015.
University of Oxford, Brasenose College, M.Sc., with Distinction 2012
Georgetown University, A.B., summa cum laude 2010

Affiliations & Memberships
Member of the Bar, United States District Court, Northern District of CA
State Bar of California
Bar Association of San Francisco

Professional Distinctions
Stanford Fellow:
– an International Humanitarian Nonprofit
– Electronic Frontier Foundation

PORAC Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case on “Fair Share Fees,” PORAC LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS, V 56 N 3, March 2018

Recent Development: MLATs and the Trusted Nation Club: The Proper Cost of Membership, 41 Yale J. Int’l L. Online 1 (2016)

Legislative Note: Not in My Digital Backyard: Proposition 35 and California’s Sex Offender Username Registry, 24 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 571 (2013)

Contributing author to The Labor Beat, Messing Adam & Jasmine’s periodic publication highlighting topics germane to public sector labor employees