Nima Mohebbi, recognized as a leading trial lawyer, advocates for innovators and global market leaders. He represents some of the world’s most influential companies, studios, and artists in disputes and transactions with billions of dollars at stake, including in several highly publicized jury trials.

Mr. Mohebbi also counsels on complex and unsettled issues in connection with the growing intersection between entertainment content development and technology, including:

  • Digital assets
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Gaming
  • Intellectual property, including in film and music

He provides clients strong representation, whether through oral advocacy in a dispute or when negotiating a transaction. As a decisive strategist he focuses relentlessly on achieving optimal results.

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.

He serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee and as an appointed member of their Executive Committee. He also acted as a member of the working group on legal AI regulation for the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.

Pro Bono

Mr. Mohebbi maintains an active pro bono practice, handling 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 a sea change in legislation mandating minor children are provided counsel in custodial interrogations. His work was featured in coverage in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, CBS, and other media outlets.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Mohebbi 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 law journals, including the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Texas Law Review.

Mr. Mohebbi’s experience includes representing:

Complex Commercial Litigation and Trials

  • Chess.com 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; settled favorably
  • 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 attorneys’ 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

Entertainment, Technology, and Digital Content

  • 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
  • A 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

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • 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.