Cyrus S. Naim, an attorney from Los Angeles, CA, specializes in providing his clients top-notch representation for their business litigation needs.
He has substantial experience in matters involving business and contract disputes, copyright and trademark, false advertising, defamation, and appellate work. He applies a thoughtful, results-oriented approach to ensure his clients achieve exceptional outcomes.
Mr. Naim is admitted to practice in California state courts, and is admitted in and has practiced in all California federal district courts.
Harvard Law School
J.D. 2005, cum laude
Quinn Emanuel, 2005-2010
K&L Gates, 2010-2013
Super Lawyers 2019
Super Lawyers 2018
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015
Commercial disputes are an inevitable occurrence for all businesses, whether large or small. The key, however, is how a business handles them once they arise. Mr. Naim employs a results-oriented approach—rather than a fixed strategy—to ensure that his clients obtain the best possible outcome. Sometimes swift and aggressive action is required to limit the harms of a competitor’s actions. Other times, negotiation and compromise may avoid the substantial costs of pursuing litigation, while attaining the critical goals a client seeks to achieve. In either case, Mr. Naim works with his clients to identify both the costs and benefits to different courses of action and implement the optimal strategy.
Representing both plaintiffs and defendants, Mr. Naim litigates the full spectrum of commercial disputes, and has represented businesses of all sizes.
Mr. Naim has handled numerous intellectual property disputes during his seven years of practice. His clients have included plaintiffs protecting and policing their copyrights, trademarks and trade dress from competitor infringement, businesses that have had their trade secrets taken by an employee, and defendants accused of copyright or trade dress infringement.
Mr. Naim has represented both Fortune 500 companies on matters worth millions of dollars, and smaller businesses in simple policing efforts to ensure the continued strength of their trademarks. In all cases, Mr. Naim works with his clients to discover their primary goals and develop a strategy to achieve them at minimal cost.
Cases involving the First Amendment, such as those for defamation or false advertising, involve a host of specific issues and procedures that a litigator must be prepared to use or defend against. Most notably, such suits may be subject to California’s Anti-SLAPP Law, which was enacted to protect citizens’ free speech rights. A defendant may use its’- procedures to strike a case before it has even begun. By contrast, an unprepared plaintiff may not only lose its suit at the outset, but also be required to pay defendant’s legal fees.
Mr. Naim has substantial expertise with both the substantive law of defamation and false advertising, and the special procedures developed to protect First Amendment rights.
An appeal is a party’s last chance to remedy errors made in the trial court, or, conversely, a last hurdle that—if handled improperly—can eliminate all of a party’s hard-won gains.
In either case, the litigation of an appeal requires an expert writer with a laser-focus, who can reduce the entire record of a case to a handful of legal issues for consideration by the Court of Appeals. A poor writer can leave the Court of Appeals confused about the facts, or obscure the critical legal issues by including excessive arguments that are unlikely to succeed and that simply aggravate the Court.
Mr. Naim is an expert writer, having drafted countless briefs and motions throughout his tenure as a litigator, and has achieved positive results in both the state Court of Appeals and in briefs before the Ninth Circuit.