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Azadeh Gowharrizi

Azadeh Gowharrizi

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Azadeh Gowharrizi began her legal career in the San Francisco office of a multinational law firm, where she specialized in corporate and securities litigation. Since moving back to Los Angeles, she has worked at a litigation firm focusing on complex business disputes. In addition to being a litigator, Gowharrizi is a certified mediator and regularly mediates high-conflict cases in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Gowharrizi earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude from University of Southern California and her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she served as articles editor on the Stanford Law Review.


Buzzfeed News
March 18, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act. The majority of immigration arrests in the United States are warrantless arrests, Frenzen said. "I don’t know if that is the case with this recent arrest in San Diego, but if CBP really had evidence that she was involved in a transnational human smuggling operation of some kind, that would definitely be a case where CBP would seek to criminally prosecute first and deport second," Frenzen said. "So the fact that CBP has arrested her on the civil law violations suggests that CBP does not have enough evidence to convince a judge to issue a criminal arrest warrant."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.