Hussain is a sharp litigator and a shrewd advocate with a diverse background in labor and employment law. Prior to joining Constangy, he practiced law at a national AmLaw 100 firm, where he helped employers navigate a broad range of employment-related matters. He has helped clients obtain dismissals of charges and complaints of discrimination by state and federal administrative bodies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Civil Rights Division (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing). Hussain has also successfully defended employers in high-stakes wrongful termination, discrimination, PAGA, and wage and hour litigation.

Hussain’s legal career began at the Los Angeles HIV Law & Policy Project (LA HLPP), where he provided direct legal aid to underserved and marginalized people living with HIV. During his tenure as a Staff Attorney at LA HLPP, Hussain testified twice before the California State Legislature and eventually took on the responsibility of Acting Director.

After his time at LA HLPP, Hussain transitioned into private practice, joining a prominent civil rights firm as an associate attorney, where he helped resolve several high-profile sexual harassment disputes. However, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Hussain redirected his focus to assisting employers in preventing, navigating, and defending against such allegations. This shift reflects his evolving perspective on the legal landscape and a desire to proactively support employers and their businesses by ensuring their labor and employment practices comply with state and federal law so that they can minimize the risk of and successfully defend against disputes if and when they arise.

In addition to his labor and employment practice, Hussain has been recognized by the Los Angeles City Council and the California State Senate for his legal advocacy work on behalf of the gay community. He regularly provides pro bono representation to gay and transgender asylum seekers in both immigration court and before the USCIS. He has actively served as a volunteer attorney with Public Counsel, the YWCA of Kalamazoo, and the AIDS Legal Services Project, which operates under the aegis of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Honors & Recognitions

  • City of Los Angeles, Honoree, 2019
    • Awarded by City Councilmember Herb Wesson for advocating for the LGBTQ community.
  • California State Senate, Honoree, 2018
    • Awarded by Senator Anthony Portantino at the annual HIV/AIDS Action Summit.

About Me

Hussain is a cat-lover, an aspiring yogi, and a poet.

  • “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
  • Wayne Dyer

Practice Emphasis

  • Title VII
  • California Fair Employment & Housing Act
  • Sexual harassment defense
  • Reasonable accommodation litigation
  • Class actions
  • Wage and Hour


University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

  • J.D., 2016
  • UCLA Journal of Islamic & Near Eastern Law, Editor in Chief

Kalamazoo College

  • B.A., 2011

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


  • Urdu
  • Sindhi (Regional Language of Pakistan’s Sindh Province)
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