Klinedinst Promotes Seven Lawyers to Shareholder

Seven Klinedinst attorneys based in California have been promoted to Shareholder. The newest Shareholders include Tara R. Burd (San Diego), Jonathan C. Cahill (Sacramento), Amy P. Chambers (San Diego), Neeru Jindal (Los Angeles), Phillip E. Stephan (San Diego), Irean Z. Swan (San Diego), and Sidra Zaheer (San Diego). 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Klinedinst PC is pleased to announce the promotion of seven attorneys to Shareholder. The newest shareholders include Tara R. Burd, Jonathan C. Cahill, Amy P. Chambers, Neeru Jindal, Phillip E. Stephan, Irean Z. Swan, and Sidra Zaheer.

The firm’s newest Shareholders practice in Klinedinst’s California offices in a wide array of practice areas, including professional liability, legal ethics, eDiscovery, data privacy, lender liability, financial, and general liability.

“We are incredibly proud of these exceptional lawyers who have excelled in their respective practices,” said Heather L. Rosing, CEO and President of Klinedinst PC. “Tara, Jonathan, Amy, Neeru, Phillip, Irean, and Sidra are all amazing contributors, not only to the firm, but to clients and the community as a whole.”

Tara R. Burd
Tara R. Burd

Tara R. Burd is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She represents clients in probate and trust litigation, and counsels clients in probate avoidance estate planning, probate administration, and professional liability defense. This year, she serves as Chair of the California Lawyers Association (CLA), the second-largest voluntary bar association in the country. She has also served on The State Bar of California’s Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS) Task Force.

Jonathan C. Cahill

Jonathan C. Cahill represents clients in business litigation, where he provides counsel on complex lender liability, bankruptcy issues, and mortgage banking cases. He has defended against lender liability litigation involving FCRA, FDCPA, RFDCPA, RESPA, TILA, UCL, and HBOR. He also experience representing title insurance companies and lenders in title disputes and litigation involving loan transactions.

Amy P. Chambers

Amy P. Chambers focuses her practice on professional liability defense, with special emphasis on legal malpractice. She also has significant experience representing businesses, employers, insurers, and individuals in business litigation, products liability, and contract disputes. She has defended clients in cases alleging high exposure catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and has significant litigation experience involving diverse damages claims and potential excess exposure. 

Neeru Jindal

Neeru Jindal represents clients in complex commercial and corporate litigation. She is adept at handling consumer-facing disputes, finance, business disputes, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and class action litigation. She has defended clients in a variety of lending-related cases, including matters alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. She also counsels on compliance with a variety of telecommunications, consumer protection, and privacy laws.

Phillip E. Stephan

Phillip E. Stephan handles complex matters involving professional liability, employment, business and commercial litigation. He came to the firm with significant experience in class actions, antitrust, and unfair competition. Mr. Stephan has also represented companies in matters involving corporate governance, capital acquisition, contract drafting, strategic management, litigation, risk management, and intellectual property. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Club of San Diego, where he serves on the Bench Bar, Trial Advocacy, and Community Service committees.

Irean Z. Swan

Irean Z. Swan has a diversified practice that focuses on complex litigation, intellectual property, business, and professional liability. She has also represented clients in matters involving real estate litigation. Over the course of her career, she has gained significant experience handling litigation in both state and federal courts. She is a first generation Chinese-American and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is active in a number of organizations, including Lawyers Club of San Diego, the Legal Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA), and San Diego Defense Lawyers.

Sidra Zaheer, LL.M.
Sidra Zaheer, LL.M.

Sidra Zaheer, LL.M. chairs the firm’s eDiscovery practice. Ms. Zaheer is also a member of Klinedinst’s Information Governance, Privacy and Data Security, and Professional Liability practice groups. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Ms. Zaheer advises clients on identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with privacy and information security practices. She is incredibly knowledgeable on a variety of laws related to data, including the California Consumer Privacy Act, GLB, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, FCRA and other security breach notification laws.

“We are very proud of the diversity of this class of shareholders, and, in turn, their commitment to making Klinedinst PC a diverse and inclusive environment” added Rosing. “Our law firm has always worked hard to promote equal access to growth and advancement opportunities, and we know that the new shareholders will help us to continue to cultivate this for the benefit of all of our attorneys.”

Klinedinst is pleased to welcome these amazing individuals as our newest Shareholders. To learn more about each of our Shareholders, please visit:

About Klinedinst

Klinedinst PC is the go-to firm for clients looking for litigation and trial experience, sophisticated transactional advice, and other solution-oriented legal counsel. Providing legal services across the West, our attorneys are dedicated to fostering trusted relationships with each and every client, to help them achieve their individual goals and objectives. Klinedinst lawyers strive to serve as true business partners, always at the ready to address the legal challenges that businesses are confronted with every day. Whether in court, at the board meeting, or otherwise, KPC is the trusted legal advisor to have by your side.