Kazim Naqvi is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Business Trial Practice Groups in the firm's Century City office. He is a member of the firm’s Trade Secrets Team.
Areas of Practice
Kazim prides himself in doing whatever it takes to achieve his clients’ business goals in an efficient manner.
Kazim is an experienced intellectual property and commercial litigator. His practice focuses on trade secret and trademark litigation, as well as breach of contract and business tort cases. Kazim is adept at managing all aspects of complex, high-stakes litigation matters, including developing trial strategy, case management, large-scale discovery (including ESI and data preservation issues), taking depositions, working with witnesses, and preparing and arguing substantive motions. He has substantial trial experience, including recently acting as lead associate on a high-profile, month-long patent infringement and damages trial where he helped secure for his client the largest ever patent infringement award against the United States Government. Kazim also regularly counsels clients on how to protect their sensitive and proprietary information and technology. Kazim’s clients include business and individuals in the manufacturing, restaurant, fintech, 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Kazim was an associate at an AmLaw 100 firm. Kazim graduated from Loyola Law School, where he was the President of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, and an Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review.
Trade Secrets Law Blog Posts
- "A High Mountain to Climb: Filing DTSA Claims Without any Evidence is Not Enough to Meet “Bad Faith” Standard for Awarding Attorneys’ Fees to Opponent," June 13, 2022
- "Trade Secret Misappropriation: Denial of Motion for Attorneys’ Fees under CUTSA is Not an Appealable Order," October 15, 2021
- "Admonition To Members Of The Healthcare Industry: Don’t Give Trade Secret Protection The Short Shrift!" July 8, 2020
Intellectual Property Law Blog
- Litigators of the Week: Sheppard Mullin Lands a $100M-Plus Patent Infringement Award Against the Federal GovernmentAmerican Lawyer, 10.29.2021
- Law360, 10.25.2021
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2014, editor, International and Comparative Law Review
B.A., University of Southern California, 2011