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Cyrus Naim

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About Cyrus


Cyrus Naim is a litigation attorney with a practice focusing on business and commercial disputes, intellectual property, and First Amendment issues. He has handled cases both at the trial and appellate level, in both state and federal courts, for over ten years.


Mr. Naim received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2002, with majors in Economics and Political Science, and a minor in Philosophy. He obtained his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2005.


After graduating law school, Mr. Naim accepted an associate position at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he remained for five years. During that time, he worked with and was trained by some of the top litigators in the country, and represented a range of clients including both individuals with smaller claims, and Fortune 500 companies in disputes worth millions of dollars. Mr. Naim then moved to K&L Gates, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. While there, Mr. Naim further developed his expertise in appellate work, trademark, and copyright.


Mr. Naim’s legal achievements include obtaining a judgment in excess of nine million dollars for a trademark client, reversal of judgment following trial against a pro se defendant and settlement on favorable terms, dismissal of several lawsuits at the pleading stage, and numerous victories at summary judgment.


Mr. Naim is admitted to practice in California state courts, and is admitted in and has practiced in all California federal district courts.

Education

  • Undergraduate:
    B.A.
    University of California
    summa cum laude
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Law School:
    J.D.
    Harvard Law School
    cum laude
    Cambridge, MA

Experience

  • Quinn Emanuel
    2005-2010
  • K&L Gates
    2010-2013
  • Recognition:
    Super Lawyers 2019
    Super Lawyers 2018
    Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015

Representative Matters:


·Successfully appealed judgment against pro se plaintiff and obtained six-figure settlement in property dispute.


·Obtained five-figure settlement award in favor of defendant employee accused of misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement, and trade libel.


·Obtained walk-away settlement at pleading stage for defendant in suit alleging breach of fiduciary and extortion, among other claims.


·Successfully appealed anti-SLAPP order dismissing homeowners’ association’s case, and reinstated over 50 defamation claims.


·Obtained judgment in excess of nine million dollars for trademark infringement and breach of contract for international producer of canned seafood.


·Successfully obtained dismissal of lawsuit alleging medical services provider breached its contract and interfered with plaintiff’s business by failing in its duties in managing claims processing network.


·Represented national fitness chain in policing and protecting trademark and trade dress against infringement by competitors.