Leila Nourani is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has 19 years of experience litigating a broad range of cases in both state and federal courts.
Ms. Nourani's practice focuses on the defense of claims for sexual abuse and harassment, discrimination, defamation, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, violations of California Business and Professions Code Sections 17200, intentional and negligence interference with contract and prospective economic advantage, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and CFAA violations. Ms. Nourani has represented clients before the California Supreme Court in cases that resulted in published opinions in Cummins v. Superior Court and Quarry v. Doe 1.
She is experienced in all phases of litigation and has prosecuted, defended and managed small to complex multi-party cases, including qui tam, representative, and class actions. Ms. Nourani has jury and bench trial expertise as well as expertise in domestic and international arbitrations. She has mediated hundreds of cases and served as a Volunteer Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator for the Los Angeles County Bar.
Ms. Nourani's clients range from small to large U.S. and foreign businesses including health care entities, schools, religious organizations, shipping companies, contractors, and manufacturers, suppliers and dealers in numerous industries including medical, toy, automotive, industrial, construction, and agriculture.
Ms. Nourani also provides counseling on litigation avoidance, sexual harassment policies, and compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
Ms. Nourani was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990 where she practiced as a Barrister at Law until she moved to the United States in 1992. She speaks fluent French and conversational Farsi.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Provides pro bono services to many disaster relief agencies and legal aid societies including Public Counsel, Bet Tzedek, LACBA Domestic Violence Project and the Alliance for Children's Rights
•Los Angeles Superior Court, Dispute Resolution Neutral Volunteer
• ARB Broadly Interprets the CPSC's Enforcement Powers, Law360 (2012)
• Manufacturer Has No Duty to Warn About Asbestos In Others' Products, Law360 (2012)
• Limiting Product Liability Exposure Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, FoleyNet (2011)
• Risky Maneuvers: Employer Agreements That Limit Employee Mobility, FoleyNet (2009)
In the News
February 4, 2013
Jackson Lewis Adds Seasoned Litigator in Los Angeles
February 4, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 4, 2013) - Jackson Lewis LLP, one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Leila Nourani has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as Partner. Ms. Nourani joins Jackson Lewis from Foley & Lardner LLP, where she served as Chair of the Los