Berj K. Parseghian

Partner

  • location icon New York, NY
    77 Water Street
    New York, NY 10005

Berj Parseghian is a partner in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Business Practices, Commercial Litigation, Energy & Environment, and Products Liability Practices. He has more than 14 years of experience litigating some of the most challenging matters in the country. Mr. Parseghian's practice has spanned a broad range of complex litigation matters, including product liability, toxic tort, environmental, breach of contract, administrative law, unfair competition, theft of trade secret and real estate cases. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, consumer products, refining, banking, government, healthcare, beauty products, and chemicals.

Prior Experience

  • Counsel, Bingham McCutchen, 2008-2013
  • Senior Attorney, Southern California Edison Company, 2003-2008
  • Associate, Winston & Strawn, 2000-2003
  • Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, 1999-2000

Representative Cases

  • First-chair trial counsel in a federal court environmental action concerning contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products.
  • Trial counsel in a state court jury trial for fraud and breach of contract arising from an energy purchase agreement.
  • Represented an independent power producer in California State Water Resources Control Board permit fee proceedings and a subsequent appeal.
  • Lead counsel in state court and federal multi-district environmental litigation for alleged groundwater contamination from leaking underground storage tanks.
  • Represented a major fragrance manufacturer in a federal court theft of trade secrets action.
  • Represented major appliance manufacturers in state court products liability actions.

Community Activities

  • Temporary Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2011-2013
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court, 2003-2007

Admissions

New York

California

District of Columbia

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

United States District Court, Western District of New York

United States District Court, Northern District of New York

United States District Court, Central District of California

United States District Court, Southern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of California

United States District Court, Northern District of California

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims

Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

Education

UCLA School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1998

California Institute of Technology

Graduate Student in Chemistry

The University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with High Honors, 1994

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