Atoosa Esmaili is an accomplished litigator with a broad range of experience in civil and criminal litigation. Prior to joining CW, Atoosa worked as Special Counsel at Brown White & Osborn LLP in Los Angeles, where she worked on a wide variety of complex civil and criminal cases, and as an associate at Liddle & Robertson LLP in New York, where she litigated commercial and employment cases in federal and state court. She also previously clerked in the Eastern District of California for the Honorable Lawrence J. O’Neill.
Atoosa earned her J.D. at the NYU School of Law, where she was the Staff Editor of the Journal of Law and Business. During her time at NYU, she also participated in the Community Economic Development Clinic and the New York Civil Liberties Union Clinic.
Represented doctor pursuing 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 First Amendment retaliation claims for whistleblowing activity relating to medical device manufacturer's fraudulent kickback scheme; successfully quashed third party subpoena for privileged medical records.
Represented several clients in employment disputes for breach of contract, compensation claims, retaliation claims, and discrimination claims in state and federal court, as well as arbitration and mediation, including before the EEOC, FINRA, JAMS and AAA.
Represented over 90 current and former mobilehome park residents in complex litigation against park owner and management for violations of Mobilehome Residency Law, Rent Stabilization Ordinance violations, fraud, breach of contract, and other claims for failure to maintain the park in habitable conditions.
Represented foreign exchange traders in contract dispute against global investment bank in the Southern District of New York for breach of International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreements relating to charging fraudulent markups.
Represented attorney and law firm in avoiding potential SEC investigation involving proper disclosures for exempt securities offerings.
Represented individual in Uniform Commerical Code litigation against corporation for replacement of lost, destroyed, or stolen securities and for wrongful registration of shares in the Northern District of California.
Represented client in a non-solicit and non-compete restrictive covenant matter.
Represented foreign bank in international commercial litigation and successfully moved to dismiss the complaint on jurisdictional grounds.
Successfully pursued state court measures to enforce payment of $10 million judgment for Plaintiffs after trial victory.