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Sogol K. Pirnazar is Of Counsel in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She practices with the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of its Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Securities Litigation, Transnational Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Media, Entertainment and Technology Practice Groups.
Ms. Pirnazar has a broad base of experience in complex commercial litigation matters, with a focus on science and technology-related disputes. Over her career, Ms. Pirnazar has also developed extensive expertise in negotiating, managing, and defending all aspects of discovery in high-stakes, high-profile litigation and advising a number of top tier corporate clients on a wide range of evolving document preservation, collection, review, production, and privilege-related topics.
Ms. Pirnazar’s current engagements include representation of Chevron Corporation in a dozen pending climate change litigation matters brought by cities and counties alleging public and private nuisance, among other claims, stemming from the production and sale of fossil fuel products against several of the world’s leading oil and gas companies.
Previously, Ms. Pirnazar led Chevron Corporation’s extensive discovery efforts in a RICO lawsuit which culminated in a seven-week trial against conspirators seeking to enforce a fraudulent multi-billion dollar judgment procured in Ecuador. Ms. Pirnazar later represented Chevron Corporation in several related enforcement litigation matters in other countries, including in Canada and Gibraltar.
Ms. Pirnazar’s significant engagements in recent years also include representation of a U.S. subsidiary of a French company, EDF Renewable Energy, in five breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation disputes, including a two-week arbitration hearing resulting in a ruling against the German manufacturer of defective wind turbines; and representation of the University of California in a seven-week bench and jury trial in California state court for claims of professional malpractice and breach of contract against an international actuarial and consulting firm.
In addition, Ms. Pirnazar’s prior engagements include several major antitrust litigations, including representing Intel Corporation in a monopolization action brought by its largest competitor and the Federal Trade Commission; representing Covidien in a consolidated antitrust class action brought by direct purchasers of pulse oximetry products; representing PricewaterhouseCoopers in a complex securities fraud litigation brought by sophisticated institutional investors; representing Medtronic in several trade secret litigation matters; and several patent infringement cases involving computer software products.
Ms. Pirnazar earned her Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the University of Chicago in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1994.
Ms. Pirnazar is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of California. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of California.
University of Chicago - 2000 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 1994 Bachelor of Science