Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that Kayvan B. Sadeghi has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group in New York. He represents companies and individuals in complex commercial and securities litigation, investigations, and enforcement proceedings.
Sadeghi has served as lead counsel in proceedings nationwide, and defended clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other government agencies. He regularly addresses novel applications of federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and consumer protection laws. His clients span a broad range of industries including financial services, media, technology, energy, and consumer products. His practice also includes a focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency, advising on enforcement, legal risk assessment, and other regulatory issues.
“A highly skilled litigator, Kayvan brings significant trial experience that further strengthens the firm’s litigation practice in New York,” said Antony Burt, co-leader of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. “Our clients will also benefit from Kayvan’s work in the blockchain space, which continues to be a hot and developing area of the law requiring specialized industry and technical knowledge.”
“Schiff Hardin has an impressive national reputation as a litigation powerhouse, and I am excited to help build the litigation practice in New York,” Sadeghi said.
Previously, Sadeghi was of counsel at Morrison Foerster. A frequent writer and speaker on complex litigation topics, he has written articles for Law360, Lexis Practice Advisor, Wall Street Lawyer, among other publications.
Sadeghi is actively involved in pro bono work, including the 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 a class action case leading to a landmark settlement reforming the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree at Pomona College.