Arman Zahoory is an associate in the Bay Area offices of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Zahoory represents clients of all sizes in complex business litigation in trial, arbitrations, and appeals, including trade secret and other intellectual property claims, breach of contract disputes, and securities and consumer class actions. He has considerable experience in all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation, and has served as lead associate on numerous high stakes cases, including at trial.

Mr. Zahoory also maintains an active pro bono practice. Working in collaboration with the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP), Mr. Zahoory recently had the honor of acting as lead associate representing Mr. Kevin Harper and securing his exoneration and release from prison after serving thirteen years of a life sentence. Committing seven years of his legal career to this matter, Mr. Zahoory was responsible for managing all aspects of this complicated and highly technical case until Mr. Harper was released with no post release restriction. In addition to his work for NCIP, Mr. Zahoory has also represented individuals in housing and immigration matters and was named the 2017 Advocate of the Year for Community Legal Services East Palo Alto and Latham Silicon Valley’s 2016 Pro Bono Star.

While at Harvard Law School, Mr. Zahoory served as an intern at the Office of the District Attorney in Santa Barbara, California.

Prior to law school, Mr. Zahoory was the founder and owner of Write Here, Write Now Tutoring, a tutorial business that served college students with learning disabilities or language barriers.

Mr. Zahoory’s experience includes representing:

  • A marketing and sales company in a major trade secret lawsuit against a former employee, where he acted as lead associate on the case and led the charge in drafting and coordinating document discovery, taking and defending depositions, arguing discovery motions, presenting a fact witness at a full-day evidentiary hearing, and acting as lead counsel at mediation.
  • A cybersecurity company as defendant in a high stakes trade secret case in the Northern District of California, where he acted as lead associate and was responsible for the day-to-day management of the case, taking and defending depositions, managing all aspects of discovery, drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions, and acting as lead associate at trial where he was responsible for presenting an expert witness and arguing numerous motions.
  • A well-known technology company, which brought affirmative claims against its collaboration-partner-turned-competitor arising out of the parties’ collaboration agreement. Responsibilities included acting as lead associate, helping draft the complaint, defending against the motion for preliminary injunction, securing the dissolution of the Court’s previously issued ex parte temporary restraining order, and handling day-to-day case management.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2015
    cum laude
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2009
    magna cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi (Persian)