Kamran B. Ahmadian

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Associate

Los Angeles
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Overview

Kamy Ahmadian represents businesses and institutions in a wide range of litigation matters, including product liability, consumer class action and complex commercial litigation.

Kamy is experienced in all aspects of litigation in both state and federal courts, including taking and defending depositions, briefing and arguing discovery motions, motions in limine and dispositive motions. He is highly skilled in legal research, the drafting of briefs and all aspects of pre-trial discovery.

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  • Represented a variety of clients in complex litigation and class actions, including the defense of consumer class actions, antitrust cases, mass tort and product liability claims and commercial disputes.
  • Defended 12 national retailers in three putative class actions (one matter pending in Pennsylvania state court and two in the Western District of Pennsylvania) in claims under Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law arising out of the taxation of cloth face masks during the pandemic. Won dismissal of the two federal court actions.
  • Represented a large national restaurant chain in a putative class action filed in the Central District of California alleging consumer protection claims based on sustainability representations made in the restaurant’s menu.
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Experience

  • Represented a variety of clients in complex litigation and class actions, including the defense of consumer class actions, antitrust cases, mass tort and product liability claims and commercial disputes.
  • Defended 12 national retailers in three putative class actions (one matter pending in Pennsylvania state court and two in the Western District of Pennsylvania) in claims under Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law arising out of the taxation of cloth face masks during the pandemic. Won dismissal of the two federal court actions.
  • Represented a large national restaurant chain in a putative class action filed in the Central District of California alleging consumer protection claims based on sustainability representations made in the restaurant’s menu.
  • Represented the owner and operator of a 544-unit multi-story apartment complex located in Marina del Rey, California in a construction defect litigation involving tens of millions of dollars in damages.
  • Secured dismissal on behalf of a publicly traded kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer in a putative class action in the Central District of California in which the plaintiff alleged claims for defective cabinet finish under the CLRA, UCL, Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. After second motion to dismiss, the court dismissed the case with prejudice.
  • Defended a pharmaceutical company in a putative class action filed in the Central District of California regarding marketing of an aesthetics product. Successfully narrowed nationwide claims to California and resolved the case on an individual plaintiff basis after aggressive discovery and motion practice.
  • Represented a marketing firm in a remote bench trial in the Central District of California in lawsuit alleging breach of settlement agreement. Successfully defeated crossclaims for millions of dollars in claimed damages and secured the client more than $100K in back payments.
  • Advised and represented one of the largest publicly traded electric utility companies on the West Coast in connection with a lithium-ion battery fire and explosion that resulted in the injuries to multiple emergency responders.
  • Represented a national flooring retailer in class action litigation alleging premature scratching of bamboo flooring prior to the 30-year warranty.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Currently serving as a member on the firm’s Los Angeles Pro Bono Committee.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable John A. Houston, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California: Federal District Law Clerk (2017 to 2018)
  • San Diego County District Attorney, Gangs South Bay/Misdemeanor Trial Team Vista Branch: Graduate Law Clerk (2017)

Military Service

  • U.S. Army: Military Police Officer (2007 to 2012)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • California

Education

  • J.D., California Western School of Law, 2016, magna cum laude; California Western Law Review, Executive Editor; California Western International Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • B.A., San Diego State University, 2014

Blog

In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Eleventh Circuit Stands Firm – No Incentive Awards for Class Representatives
By Kamran B. Ahmadian
August 12, 2022
Nearly two years after it issued its initial decision in Johnson v. NPAS Sols., LLC, in which it held incentive awards for class representatives to be per se unlawful, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit denied a...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Florida Requires Concrete Injury For Standing - Class Action Defense
By Joel Griswold
July 14, 2022
On July 13, 2022, the Florida District Court of Appeal for the Fourth District affirmed an order dismissing a putative class action filed under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) for lack of standing. Southam v...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
The Demand Curve Problem for UCL Class Actions
By Brian A. Troyer
June 1, 2022
A recent opinion from a California federal court, Mier v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. et al., No. 8:20-cv-01979-DOC-ADS, slip op. (C.D. Cal. May 9, 2022),touches on an aspect of econometric modeling that class action defense counsel should...
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AD-ttorneys Law Blog
What Is a PFAS, and Why Should I Care? Part II – Restaurants and Food Packaging and Potential Personal Injury Classes
By Kamran B. Ahmadian, Bethany G. Lukitsch, Matthew D. Thurlow
April 1, 2022
In our initial blog post, we introduced readers to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), known as “forever chemicals,” and predicted the rise of PFAS consumer class actions and increased regulatory activity barring the use of PFAS in...
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What is a PFAS, and Why Should I Care?
By Kamran B. Ahmadian, Bethany G. Lukitsch, Amy Ralph Mudge, Julie Singer Brady, Matthew D. Thurlow
March 9, 2022
We are bombarded with countless abbreviations every day – CPPA, GLBA, MSRP, SARS and BPA, to name just a few. Time to add one more to the list. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, colloquially known as PFAS, are a class of more than 4,700...
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