Kayvan Sadeghi

Of Counsel at
Morrison & Foerster LLP

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New York

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Kayvan Sadeghi is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer and member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Criminal Defense Group. He specializes in defending clients facing securities and consumer class actions and responding to government investigations and enforcement proceedings. He also frequently represents clients in high-stakes contract, licensing, and corporate governance disputes, and advises on claims assessment and pre-litigation dispute resolution.

Mr. Sadeghi has served as lead counsel in numerous proceedings, successfully arguing dispositive motions and appeals, examining key witnesses, and writing winning briefs before state and federal courts nationwide.

Mr. Sadeghi has extensive experience defending companies and individuals accused of violating federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery laws, the False Claims Act, and consumer protection laws. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including financial services, media, technology, energy, and consumer products. He also frequently represents debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in bankruptcy litigation and claims investigations.

An active member of his community, Mr. Sadeghi is a voting member of the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and a member of the Iranian American Bar Association. He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to complex litigation, including articles published by International Law OfficeLaw360Media Law QuarterlyWall 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 JournalChinaDaily, 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.

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