Kayvan Sadeghi is an experienced trial and appellate attorney and a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Criminal Defense Group. His practice focuses on securities litigation and government investigations, and he frequently defends clients facing overlapping state and federal regulatory inquiries and private class action lawsuits.
Mr. Sadeghi has more than 12 years of experience defending clients against claims arising under federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and consumer protection laws, among others. In addition to securities and consumer class actions and regulatory work, he has extensive experience in First Amendment and media law, and regularly assists clients with contract, licensing, and other complex commercial disputes. He represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of industries, including finance, energy, media, technology, and consumer products.
Mr. Sadeghi has served as lead counsel in numerous proceedings in state and federal courts nationwide, successfully arguing dispositive motions and appeals, conducting direct and cross-examinations of key witnesses, defending clients at depositions, and writing winning briefs before state and federal courts, including federal appellate courts in the Second, Third, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits. He also frequently appears in contested bankruptcy matters and before state and federal agencies such as the DOJ, SEC, and state attorneys general.
An active member of his community, Mr. Sadeghi is committed to pro bono service, including the successful defense of a freelance journalist in a highly publicized defamation case brought by a former top Mexican official, and work with the NYCLU in class action litigation leading to a landmark settlement to reform the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons. He also regularly writes and speaks on topics related to complex litigation, including participation on a recent panel on securities litigation, and articles published by Law360, International Law Office, Media Law Quarterly, and Westlaw Journal. He is a co-author of MoFo’s Insider Trading Annual Review and a contributing author of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s “white paper” on managing shareholder derivative litigation. He has been quoted in the New York Law Journal, ChinaDaily, and Beijing Review.
Mr. Sadeghi is admitted to practice in New York, in U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and in U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits.
Securities and Consumer Class Actions
Government Investigations and Litigation
Media, Licensing, and Contract Disputes
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