Kazim Naqvi is an associate in the Business Trial and Intellectual Property Practice Groups in the firm's Century City office. He serves as a leading member of the firm’s Trade Secrets Team, co-editor of the firm’s Trade Secrets Blog, office lead associate for the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiative, and a member of the Century City office’s recruiting committee.

Areas of Practice

Clients turn to Kazim to handle their most complex business and IP disputes, and Kazim prides himself in doing whatever it takes to achieve his clients’ business goals in an efficient manner. 

Kazim’s practice focuses on trade secret, patent and trademark litigation, as well as breach of contract and business tort cases. He has particular expertise in prosecuting and defending claims brought under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (CUTSA), federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), and other state trade secret laws. Kazim is one of the firm’s go-to litigators for complex, high-stakes trade secret matters, and he has expertise in all aspects of trade secret litigation, including identification of trade secrets, reasonable security measures, and damages. Kazim also regularly counsels clients on how to protect their sensitive and proprietary information and technology.

Kazim is adept at managing all aspects of complex litigation matters, including developing and executing trial strategy, case management, large-scale discovery (including ESI and data preservation issues), taking depositions, working with expert and fact witnesses, and preparing and arguing substantive motions.

Kazim also has substantial bench and jury trial experience. Kazim recently served as trial lead associate in a two-week federal court jury trial involving trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement claims. Kazim conducted direct and cross examination of both fact and expert witnesses, and helped secure a significant ten-figure jury verdict in favor of his client awarding both compensatory and exemplary damages. Kazim also served as trial lead associate on a high-profile, month-long patent infringement and damages bench trial where he helped secure for his client the largest ever patent infringement award against the United States Government.

Kazim’s clients include businesses and individuals in the manufacturing, aerospace, semiconductor, restaurant, fintech, medtech, virtual reality, and creative agency industries. Outside of the litigation context, Kazim routinely serves as outside general counsel for emerging growth and venture-backed companies regarding general corporate structuring, venture financing, and intellectual property protection.

Kazim also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on children’s adoption cases with the Alliance for Children’s Rights.




J.D., Loyola Law School, 2014, editor, International and Comparative Law Review

B.A., University of Southern California, 2011


  • California
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