Arash Sadat

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T: (213) 613-9434
F: (213) 613-0550

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Associate, White & Case LLP (2011-2016).

 

Education

Loyola Law School (J.D., 2011, cum laude, Order of the Coif); University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., Sociology, 2004).

 

Bar Admissions

California (2011); United States District Court for the Central District of California; United States District Court for the Northern District of California; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Sadat’s experience includes:

White Collar:

 

  • Represented Mexican company and its shareholders in federal civil forfeiture action based on alleged bribery of employees of a government-owned Mexican utility company in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and federal money laundering statutes.
  • Drafted anti-corruption compliance policies for multinational companies operating in the United States and abroad.
  • Conducted anti-corruption due diligence for banks and private equity firms engaged in leveraged buyouts.
  • Represented companies in connection with government investigations into alleged trade violations and unfair business practices.
  • Represented business in federal asset forfeiture matter before US Customs and Border Protection, obtaining return of all funds seized.

Regulatory Consulting and Compliance:

 

  • Provided regulatory compliance assistance to bank concerning compliance with USA PATRIOT Act.
  • Provided regulatory compliance assistance to energy company concerning California cap-and-trade.
  • Provided regulatory compliance assistance to client concerning online gaming laws and regulations.
  • Provided regulatory compliance assistance to client concerning medical and recreational marijuana laws and regulations.

Consumer Class Actions:

 

  • Represented multinational baby food manufacturer in putative class action alleging that product labels included false and misleading statements and violated FDA labeling regulations, defeating class certification and obtaining summary judgment.
  • Represented multinational baby food manufacturer in putative class action alleging product labels included false and misleading statements, obtaining dismissal on the pleadings.
  • Represented multinational pet food and chocolate manufacturers in putative class actions alleging failure to disclose use of forced labor in their upstream supply chains, obtaining dismissal on the pleadings.
  • Represented national fitness club in putative class actions brought by club members alleging unfair and deceptive business practices, obtaining dismissal on the pleadings.

Commercial Litigation:

 

  • Represented limited liability company in arbitration against its real estate agent for nondisclosure of material facts in connection with client’s purchase of real property in Beverly Hills, obtaining award in excess of $1 million.
  • Represented limited liability company in business dispute arising out of a home remodel project, obtaining a complete defense award, an award of damages on client’s counterclaims, and an award of fees and costs in favor of the client as the prevailing party.
  • Pro bono representation of tenants in disputes with landlords concerning habitability of residential premises, breach of lease agreements, and return and retention of security deposits.

Bankruptcy and Collections:

 

  • Represented professional basketball franchise in connection with $1 billion Chapter 11 confirmation hearing.
  • Represented creditor in Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
  • Represented limited liability  in post-judgment proceedings, obtaining order holding debtor’s shareholder and manager liable for the judgment against her company.
  • Represented individual guarantor in a collections action brought by customer against the guarantor’s company.