Seepan Parseghian
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Seepan V. Parseghian

Associate

Seepan Parseghian’s practice is concentrated in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.  Seepan has experience in all phases of litigation, and has appeared before federal and state courts.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Texas, State of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and all U.S. District Courts in California.   

Prior to private practice, Seepan worked in Arusha, Tanzania as a law clerk for President and Judge Khalida Rachid Khan of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which was established to prosecute persons responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

Defended  a major manufacturer of audio-visual equipment against patent infringement claims as third chair in jury trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.  Aided in voir dire, prepared witnesses and direct and cross examination outlines, drafted motions for judgment as a matter of law and post-verdict motions, argued evidentiary issues, managed exhibit lists, and drafted jury instructions and various trial briefs. Secured favorable jury verdict for client.

Defended the largest organic farm-to-table delivery business in Los Angeles as lead counsel in California state court against claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Took and defended multiple depositions, led several rounds of mediation, managed discovery, drafted and argued motion for summary judgment, prepared for jury trial, and negotiated settlement resulting in plaintiff dismissing all claims for less than 1% of damages sought.

Filed amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of legislators in case involving insurance claims of genocide victims.

Representative Experience

Defended  a major manufacturer of audio-visual equipment against patent infringement claims as third chair in jury trial in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.  Aided in voir dire, prepared witnesses and direct and cross examination outlines, drafted motions for judgment as a matter of law and post-verdict motions, argued evidentiary issues, managed exhibit lists, and drafted jury instructions and various trial briefs. Secured favorable jury verdict for client.

Defended the largest organic farm-to-table delivery business in Los Angeles as lead counsel in California state court against claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Took and defended multiple depositions, led several rounds of mediation, managed discovery, drafted and argued motion for summary judgment, prepared for jury trial, and negotiated settlement resulting in plaintiff dismissing all claims for less than 1% of damages sought.

Filed amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of legislators in case involving insurance claims of genocide victims.

Professional Activities and Memberships

Pacific Council on International Policy, Vice Chair of Eurasia Committee; Guantanamo Bay Task Force

State Bar of California, International Law Section

Armenian Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of Southern California, 2011

B.A., Stanford University, Political Science, with Honors in International Security Studies; Minor in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, 2007

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

All United States District Courts in California