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Seepan V. Parseghian

Seepan V. Parseghian

Associate| Los Angeles

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.

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 2011)
    • Carl Mason Franklin Award in International Law (2011)
    • Roth International Human Rights Fellowship (2011)
    • Jessup International Moot Court Pacific Super-Regional Awards for Best Oralist and Best Written Memorial (2011)
    • International Human Rights Clinic (2011)
    • Staff, Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (2009-2010)
    • Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Association, President (2009-2010)
  • Stanford University (B.A., Political Science, Minor in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, 2007)
    • Interdisciplinary Honors in International Security Studies, Center for International Security and Cooperation (2007)
    • Strauss Scholarship (2006)
    • Haas Public Service Fellowship (2005)
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Litigation, International Litigation Committee, Social Media Chair
  • Pacific Council on International Policy
    • Eurasia Committee, Vice Chair
  • State Bar of California, International Law Section
  • Privacy by Design, Ambassador
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association



  • "The Road to Restorative Justice on the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide," Panelist, Armenian Bar Association's 26th Annual National Meeting, Beverly Hills, CA (June 13, 2015)
  • "The Meaning of the Armenian Genocide for the Diaspora," Panelist, Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration, Stanford University Global Studies Program, Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2015)
  • “Public Policy & the Private Sector,” Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles (September 2014)
  • “Beyond Bergdahl: Inside Guantanamo,” Pacific Council on International Policy, Los Angeles (July 2014)
  • "Ukraine Divided: Rising Tensions between Russia and the West," Pacific Council on International Policy Spring Conference, Los Angeles (April 25, 2014)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, USC School of International Relations and the USC Shoah Foundation course, "Rebuilding Rwanda: Memory, Testimony, and Living Together After Genocide," Los Angeles (May 30, 2013)
  • "Achieving Peace through Leadership in Nagorno-Karabakh," A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems Symposium (2008)
  • "A Geopolitical Analysis of Four Growth Scenarios for Armenia," Armenia2020 Global Conference, Yerevan, Armenia (2005)
  • "State Strength and Democracy: The Role of Nationalities and Ethnic Conflict," Stanford Initiative on Distance Learning Conference on International Security, Yaroslavl, Russia (2005)
  • Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School, Cabayan Elementary School and A.R.S. Pilavjian Preschool, School Board Member
  • Stanford University Alumni Mentorship Program, Mentor
  • USC Gould School of Law Alumni Mentorship Program, Mentor
  • United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Chambers Law Clerk for President and Judge Khalida Rachid Khan (2011)
  • Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers, Law Clerk (2011)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2010)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Judicial Extern for Hon. Dale S. Fischer (2010)
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Research Assistant for Professor Edwin Smith (2010), and Provost and Professor Elizabeth Garrett (2009)
  • Total Call International, Inc., Summer Associate (2009)
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Paralegal (2008)
  • U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., Country Assistance Officer (2006)
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow, Russia, Research Fellow (2005)
  • Armenian
  • Russian
  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit