Leila Nourani

  • Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (894 Attorneys)
  • 725 South Figueroa Street, Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Leila Nourani is a Principal in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Nourani’s practice focuses on the defense of employment claims including harassment, discrimination (age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation), retaliation, equal pay and wage and hour. She also has significant expertise in the defense and prosecution of claims of 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 23 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 also 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 advice and counseling on litigation avoidance.

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.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•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);
•Los Angeles Superior Court, Dispute Resolution Neutral Volunteer
•Public Counsel, Bet Tzedek, LACBA Domestic Violence Project and the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Provides pro bono services

Published Works

• 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)


California Workplace Law
New TSCA Labelling Requirements for Composite Wood Products to go into Effect March 22, 2019
March 21, 2019

Employees can sue for unsafe work environment. At Jackson Lewis, we pride ourselves in providing advice to employers on how to prevent or minimize workplace related claims. Employers are obligated to warn consumers and employees of any risks involved with exposure to products or space exhibiting certain levels of chemicals.

By Leila Nourani and Zoe E. Tremayne

Areas of Practice (7)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213-630-8218  Phone
(213) 689-0430  Fax
Law School Attended:
University of London, King's College, LL.B., LLB Honors English Law Degree, 1989; Universite de Paris I, LL.B., Maitrise de Droit, 1989
Year of First Admission:
2014, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2010, California - N.D. Cal.; 2006, California - E.D. Cal.; 2001, California - S.D. Cal.; 2013, Colorado - D. Colo.; 1992, California; 1995, California - C.D. Cal.

Professional Associations and Activities

•American-British Bar Association
•Association of Business Trial Lawyers
•Defense Research Institute
•International Franchise Association
•Los Angeles County Bar Association
•National & Western Diocesan Attorney Association
•Women's Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Farsi and French

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