Kayvan is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with more than 15 years of experience in complex commercial and securities litigation, investigations, and enforcement proceedings. He has served as lead counsel in proceedings nationwide, and regularly defends clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state attorneys general, and other government agencies. He also advises corporate boards and special committees in connection with internal investigations and corporate governance matters.
His clients have included leading global companies, and their directors and officers, across a range of industries including financial services, media, technology, energy, and consumer products. He has successfully defended clients against billions of dollars in claims and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars as plaintiffs’ counsel. He is often called upon to address novel applications of federal securities laws and to address emerging technologies.
Kayvan is also an active member of the blockchain community, advising clients on securities litigation, enforcement, and other legal issues. He is a member of the Legal Working Group of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and has enjoyed teaching cryptocurrency litigation, enforcement, and regulation as part of a graduate-level Fintech course.
With a strong commitment to pro bono service, Kayvan works with the National Women’s Law Center TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, successfully defended a freelance journalist in a highly publicized defamation case brought by a former top Mexican official, and worked with the New York Civil Liberties Union in class action litigation that led to a landmark settlement reforming the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons.