Hawxhurst Harris LLP, one of the nations premier litigation boutiques, is pleased to announce that Arya Towfighi joined the firm as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Mr. Towfighi, a highly accomplished litigator with 25 years of experience, has practiced both as outside counsel at large international law firms and as in-house counsel at large public and private corporations, giving him unique insight into the legal and business issues confronting companies. Previously a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Towfighi most recently served as head of nationwide litigation for Univision Communications, a major media company, and TriNet, a leading professional employer organization.
Gerald Hawxhurst, managing partner of the firm, said: We are very excited to have Arya join the firm and believe he will be a tremendous addition. Arya is an excellent litigator, negotiator and tactician. Our clients will benefit from his extensive experience, strategic thinking, and sound judgment.
Mr. Towfighi added: I am pleased to bring my experience advising management on litigation, dispute resolution, and risk mitigation back to private practice. I look forward to working with this team of exceptional lawyers to provide the best representation to our clients.
Mr. Towfighis wide ranging commercial and civil litigation experience includes representing clients in media, entertainment, banking, and healthcare, in connection with complex business litigation in state and federal courts and private arbitrations, from inception through trial. He has extensive experience with disputes involving first amendment issues and defamation, fraud and misrepresentation, false advertising, commercial and employment contract matters, discrimination and harassment, wrongful termination, intellectual property, and data privacy. He has a proven track record of success, routinely securing favorable outcomes for clients, as well as extensive experience counseling clients and conducting internal investigations and training. Mr. Towfighi received his Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Pepperdine School of Law.
Hawxhurst Harris LLP is a litigation boutique with trial lawyers based in Los Angeles and Austin, identified by Law360 as a firm giving BigLaw a run for its money based on its success, the complexity of matters it handles, and the quality of the firms partners. The firm focuses on business litigation, including contract disputes, employment, intellectual property, and class action defense and represents clients in courts and arbitrations throughout the US.