Kayvan Sadeghi is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer. He specializes in securities litigation, investigations, and enforcement proceedings. He also maintains a broad complex litigation practice, representing clients in high-stakes contract, licensing, and corporate governance disputes. He is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement & White Collar Group and the firm’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group.
Mr. Sadeghi has served as lead counsel in proceedings nationwide, successfully arguing dispositive motions and appeals, examining key witnesses, writing winning briefs before state and federal courts, and defending clients before the Department of Justice, the SEC, and other government agencies.
Mr. Sadeghi is regularly called upon to address novel applications of federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and consumer protection laws. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including financial services, media, technology, energy, and consumer products.
An active member of his community, Mr. Sadeghi is a voting member of the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to complex litigation, including articles published by International Law Office, Law360, Lexis Practice Advisor, Media Law Quarterly, Wall Street Lawyer, and Westlaw Journal. He is a co-author of Morrison & Foerster'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 committed to pro bono service, including successful defense of a freelance journalist in a highly publicized defamation case brought by a former top Mexican official, and work with the New York Civil Liberties Union in class action litigation leading to a landmark settlement reforming the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons. In recognition of the firm's work on the solitary confinement case, he was honored to accept the Iranian American Bar Association's 2016 Pro Bono Firm of the Year award.
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 M&A Litigation
Government Investigations and Litigation
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