Leila Nourani is a Shareholder in the Los Angeles, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
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.
Ms. Nourani has 19 years of experience litigating a broad range of cases in both state and federal courts. 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.
Admitted to the California Bar in 1992, Ms. Nourani is also admitted to practice before the California Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, and the United States District Court for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Ms. Nourani is a member of various professional associations including the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the National and Western Diocesan Attorney Associations, the Women's Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the LA County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the American-British Bar Association and the International Franchise Association. Ms. Nourani is active with legal aid societies and has provided significant pro bono services through Public Counsel, Bet Tzedek, the Alliance for Children's Rights and various disaster relief agencies.
Ms. Nourani is a graduate of the University of London, Kings College, and the Universite de Paris I, Sorbonne, and a recipient of these universities' prestigious Joint English and French law degrees (L.L.B. Honors and Maitrise de Droit, 1989). She 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.
Ms. Nourani speaks fluent French and conversational Farsi.
Risky Maneuvers: Employer Agreements That Limit Employee Mobility, FoleyNet (2009)
Manufacturer Has No Duty to Warn About Asbestos In Others' Products, Law360 (2012)
ARB Broadly Interprets the CPSC's Enforcement Powers, Law360 (2012)
Limiting Product Liability Exposure Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, FoleyNet (2011)
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Counsel in cases resulting in California Supreme Court published opinions: Cummins v. Superior Court (Cox), 36 Cal. 4th 478, 115 P. 3d 98; 30 Cal. Rptr. 3d 823 (2005) and Quarry v. Doe 1, 53 Cal. 4th 945, 272 P. 3d 977, 139 Cal. Rept. 3d 3 (2012);
•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.
•LA Superior Court Dispute Resolution Neutral Volunteer
•BV Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell