PART I: EXPLORING OPTIONS IN CIVIL LAW
Thursday, September 11, 2014
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room – Lunch Provided*)
(*Lunch Reception with the panelists will follow the program in the Roy Bell Reading Room)
Sponsored by Career and Professional Development Office
ALREEN HAEGGQUIST, Esq. (CWSL ‘02/Partner, Zeldes, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP)
Ms. Haeggquist is the co-founder and managing partner of Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, where she represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated from their jobs, have suffered violations of employment contracts or otherwise experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace. She also has extensive experience litigating complex consumer class actions on behalf of consumers on a variety of matters. She currently serves on the Board of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, California Employment Lawyers Association. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCSD and her Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from California Western School of Law.
KATHERINE MAYER MANGAN, Esq. (Partner, Hahn Loeser, LLP)
Ms. Mayer Mangan is a partner and co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s Appellate Group where she focuses her practice on complex litigation and has special expertise in appellate work. Kate began her legal career by serving as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining the firm, Kate had her own boutique firm that specialized in appellate work, prior to which she served as a litigator at Latham & Watkins and at the U.S. Department of Justice. Kate runs donocle.com, a blog that is dedicated to improving the professional lives of lawyers and the community we serve. She founded of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at USD Law and has twice received the Wiley W. Manual Certificate for
Pro Bono Legal Services for her pro bono work. In 2000, she earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Pomona College, and in 2004, a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center.
PARISIMA ROSHANZAMIR, Esq. (CWSL ‘12/ Trial Attorney, The Gomez Law Firm)
Ms. Roshanzamir devotes her practice to representing victims of catastrophic injuries in a wide variety of cases, including wrongful death, auto, bicycle, and truck accidents, personal injury, slip and falls, wrongful termination and sexual harassment. In June 2014, Ms. Roshanzamir was named as one of the 200 most outstanding lawyers in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. She graduated summa cum laude from San Diego State University earning a B.A. in Economics and her J.D., cum laude, from California Western School of Law where she received the Distinguished Advocate award.
ROSHNI V. PATEL, Esq. (Director of Legal Affairs, Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.)
Ms. Patel manages legal affairs for Ajinomoto Althea, a local biotech company. Passionate about healthcare and wellness, education, and moving organizations forward toward success in their mission and vision for the future, Roshni has experience in employment law, civil litigation, bankruptcy, construction defect, real estate law, class actions, trial work, and health science research. She has and continues to manage and mentor international support staff, involving regular interaction with clientele and initiating strategic problem solving skills to mitigate corporate risk. In 2000, Ms. Patel earned a B.A. in political science from UCLA and subsequently a joint J.D./M.B.A. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2004.
NEGEEN MIRREGHABIE, Esq. (Associate, Robbins Arroyo)
Ms. Mirreghabie is litigation attorney with Robbins Arroyo, LLP where she works to protect shareholders’ rights. While Ms. Mirreghabie has held a number of positions that include Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, she currently works as part of Robbins Arroyo’s litigation team and serves as Immediate Past President of the New Lawyer Division of the San Diego County Bar Association. She earned her B.A. in political science summa cum laude (in 2.5 years) from UCSD and her J.D., with honors, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2008.