Nima H. Mohebbi is recognized as a leading trial lawyer for innovators and global market leaders across the Fortune 500 and beyond. He has represented clients in the prosecution and defense of disputes involving billions of dollars in controversy, including in several highly publicized jury trials and appeals, and in bet-the-company regulatory matters before agencies such as the DOJ and the SEC.

In particular, Mr. Mohebbi is a go-to advisor for some of the world’s most influential technology companies, studios, and artists, frequently counseling on complex and unsettled issues associated with digital assets, artificial intelligence, intellectual property in film and music, as well as the growing intersection between entertainment content development and technology. Mr. Mohebbi was recently awarded recognition by The Recorder for his work at the intersection of law and technology.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Mohebbi served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Jerome A. Holmes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Pro Bono

Mr. Mohebbi is active in pro bono and community impact litigation, primarily involving juvenile justice issues, including before the US Supreme Court. He led a high-profile criminal appeal regarding the legality of applying common police interrogation tactics under Miranda v. Arizona to children, which prompted sea-change legislative changes mandating the provision of counsel for minor children in custodial interrogation settings. Mr. Mohebbi was interviewed by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and CBS, among other media outlets, for his work on the matter.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Mohebbi also writes extensively and his legal scholarship has been cited by several federal courts of appeal and state supreme courts around the country, as well as numerous high impact law journals, such as the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Texas Law Review, among many others.

Complex Commercial Litigation and Trials

Mr. Mohebbi’s experience includes representing:

  • in high-profile defamation and antitrust suit regarding cheating allegations
  • Omnicom subsidiary Mercury Public Affairs in highly publicized dispute with former partners operating in the public affairs space
  • Joint BVI Liquidators of Three Arrows Capital, a prominent crypto hedge fund with billions of dollars in assets previously under management
  • Leading plant-based meat company in long-running trade secret dispute with co-manufacturer; resolved favorably at trial
  • Prominent media and entertainment company in high-stakes confidential arbitration over more than US$300 million in commercial assets; obtained complete victory and attorney’s fees award for client
  • Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates, against trade secret and fraud claims seeking more than US$1.6 billion in damages; obtained a complete defense verdict in a three-week federal jury trial; verdict affirmed on appeal
  • Co-founders of a major online fashion brand in a six-week jury trial in LA Superior Court, against another cofounder, on causes of action for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conversion, constructive trust, and breach of contract — the 12-person jury awarded Latham’s clients US$36.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages and resolved key and heavily contested ownership and control disputes in favor of the clients
  • Time Warner Cable in a month-long federal jury trial involving patent infringement claims by Sprint seeking several hundred million in damages; defeated Sprint’s request for more than US$300 million in treble damages
  • Simon Property Group and The Macerich Company in a major breach of contract dispute with the City of Carson over a half-billion dollar redevelopment project
  • Large group of lenders in complex commercial action to recover more than €1.8 billion in PIK debt against the world’s largest lead producer; obtained settlement on favorable terms
  • Numerous appeals and writs of certiorari to the US Supreme Court for criminal and civil rights matters, including participation as amicus in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colo. Civil Rights Commission, 16-111

Entertainment, Technology, and Digital Content

Mr. Mohebbi regularly represents companies in the entertainment and Web3 spaces, including recently:

  • The Chainsmokers in a first-of-its-kind NFT release tied to album streaming royalties
  • Several celebrity entertainers in commercial and regulatory matters
  • OpenSea in its acquisition of Dharma Labs
  • A major NFT minter in formulating significant sports and media deal
  • A NFT-minting platform in M&A and trade secret dispute
  • Several DAOs in providing regulatory and dispute-resolution advice
  • Atomic Fiction VFX in a sell-side M&A transaction
  • Netflix in its digital and visual effects production
  • RodeoFX in digital and content creation work
  • Well-known e-commerce beauty company on multiple intellectual property, distribution, and internet privacy matters
  • One of the largest virtual private network (VPN) companies in the world in regulatory and dispute advice

Professional Liability and Accounting

Mr. Mohebbi regularly advises and represents the Big Four accounting firms, including in:

  • A multi-year intensive proceeding before the PCAOB involving the firm’s application of estimates-based accounting utilized in multiple engagements; matter closed with no action
  • Dozens of regulatory proceedings before the SEC, PCAOB, and the DOJ
  • A number of commercial litigation matters

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BS, West Virginia University
    summa cum laude
Mohebbi, Nima H.
December 7, 2022Recognition

Lawyers on the Fast Track 2022: Nima Mohebbi

Litigator named among The Recorder’s Lawyers on the Fast Track for deft handling of legal matters at the forefront of cryptocurrency, NFTs, and other fast-emerging industries.