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Nazgole co-founded the firm in Los Angeles in 2013, and now practices law in both Southern California and Northern California. She began her career focusing on business transactions and continues to regularly assist startups, small to mid-sized businesses, and entrepreneurs. She has served as general counsel for businesses in various industries, including software development, linen manufacturing, real estate development, construction, rental property, equestrian, restaurant and food, youth development, mental health, film production, cosmetology, carpentry, auto repair, and more. 

Nazgole's practice also includes civil litigation and appellate advocacy, as well as pro bono services to the community. She has served as lead counsel on many cases and has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, including jury trial and appeal. Her areas of practice include employment, commercial, personal injury, civil rights, contract, and business law. She regularly obtains favorable outcomes and settlements for clients in need of an advocate. She was named a Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

 

Nazgole graduated with a full scholarship from Southwestern Law School, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor. During law school, she served as a writer on the Moot Court Honors Program and also received various awards, including the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Analysis, Writing, and Skills (Appellate Advocacy), Brief Finalist Writer Award, and Public Interest Grant.

Prior to law school, Nazgole attended UC Berkeley, where she graduated at just 19 years old. During her undergraduate studies, she served as the co-founder and instructor of an Ethnic Studies course for one year.

Nazgole speaks fluent Farsi and conversational French.

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Professional Associations and Memberships

California State Bar
United States District Court, Central District of California
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Adjunct Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School
Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Labor & Employment Law Section, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Speaking and Professional Engagements 

Moderator, Understanding PAGA After the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Viking River Cruises, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section (2022)

 

Panelist, Succeeding in Law, Southwestern Law School (2022)

 

Moderator, Update on Employee Rights and Returning to Work During the COVID-19 Era, Beverly Hills Bar Association,

Labor & Employment Law Section (2021)

Guest Lecturer, Business Associations, Southwestern Law School (2019)

Guest Lecturer, Business Associations, Southwestern Law School (2018)

Speaker, Networking and Information Event, Southwestern Law School (2018)

Teaching Responsibilities 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Southwestern Law School
Securities Regulation, 2018 - present
Upper division lecture-based course on securities law and regulation with Business Associations as a prerequisite; examine federal and state legislation, administrative action, and case law; discuss the U.S. capital markets, the legal complexities in raising capital, and investment rights and duties
Negotiation & Dispute Resolution, Spring 2022

Introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution, including principles and techniques, through a series of lectures and intensive negotiation exercises focused on a wide range of legal and practical issues

Publications

Protected but Prejudiced: Redefining a Corporation's Ability to Pursue or Defend Litigation Without Counsel (By Nazgole Hashemi, Published in the 2022 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Volume 55, Page 373)

Don’t Let Them Fool Ya: An Examination of Regulation Crowdfunding as a Framework for Federal Protection Against Online Dating Risks (By Nazgole Hashemi and Tannaz H. Hashemi, Published in the 2019 University of San Francisco Law Review, Volume 53, Page 421)

 

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Guide for Improving Issuer and Investor Appreciation of Risks in Creative Arts Crowdfunding Campaigns (By Nazgole Hashemi and Tannaz H. Hashemi, Published in the 2017 Michigan State University Journal of Business & Securities Law, Volume 17, Page 43)

 

Crowdfunding in Wonderland: Issuer and Investor Risks in Non-Fraudulent Creative Arts Campaigns Under the JOBS Act (By Michael M. Epstein and Nazgole Hashemi, Published in the 2016 American University Business Law Review, Volume 6, Page 1)