Seepan Parseghian’s practice is concentrated in intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation and real estate litigation in state and federal court. He represents both large and small businesses in intellectual property and other litigation matters including trademarks, trade secrets, patent, unfair competition, breach of contract, fraud and various business torts. Seepan also has experience litigating before the International Trade Commission, and advising technology startups through all phases of their development.
Additionally, Seepan has an active international human rights pro bono practice, having filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding insurance claims of genocide survivors, and having served as a supervising attorney for the USC Law School Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project in a refugee resettlement matter. He also served as an official observer on behalf of the Pacific Council on International Policy at the Military Commission in Guantanamo Bay, which is tasked with prosecuting those detainees charged with crimes related to the September 11, 2001, and USS Cole terrorist attacks.
Prior to joining the firm, Seepan worked in Arusha, Tanzania for President and Judge Khalida Rachid Khan of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, which was established to prosecute persons responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He assisted in several historical trials, including the multi-accused case of Bizimungu, et al., by conducting research and helping to draft judgments and decisions. Seepan also aided the Office of the President in its formulation of Tribunal policy in Rwanda, East Africa and the UN.