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Proskauer’s perspective on developments and trends in commercial litigation.

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Shiva Pedram


Shiva Pedram is an associate in the Litigation Department. She is currently on client secondment.

Shiva earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served on the National Security Journal, Student Mental Health Association, and Middle Eastern Law Students Association.  While at Harvard, Shiva represented clients in the Harvard Family and Domestic Violence Clinic and Immigration Clinic, and interned at the County of San Diego Office of the Primary Public Defender.

Prior to law school, Shiva received her B.A. in political science summa cum laude from U.C. Berkeley.

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Kardashian’s ‘SKKN by Kim’ Brand Facing Legal Uncertainty

Kim Kardashian has been hit with a lawsuit by New York-based Beauty Concepts LLC over Kardashian’s recently launched skincare line, “SKKN by Kim.”  Beauty Concepts filed a complaint in the Eastern District of New York against Kardashian, her business entity Kimsaprincess Inc., and beauty company Coty Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that SKKN by Kim uses … Continue Reading

Uber Can’t Compel Arbitration of PAGA Claim According to California Court

On April 21, 2021, the Second Appellate District of the Court of Appeal of the State of California filed an unpublished opinion rejecting Uber’s attempt to enforce an arbitration provision that waived an employee’s right to bring a claim under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). This statute authorizes “aggrieved employees” to file lawsuits … Continue Reading

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