Mojan Anari is an associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office and member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation and Employment Practice Groups. In that capacity, she represents clients across industries in a variety of matters, such as pre-litigation disputes, administrative claims, civil litigation in California state and federal courts (including trials) and preventative advice and counseling.
As a passionate litigator, Mojan’s experience is vast. She has defended high-exposure cases from commencement to resolution, handling fact investigation, discovery and depositions, law and motion, oral argument, settlement negotiations, mediation and trial preparation. Her efforts have been consistently successful, and Mojan has obtained numerous favorable outcomes for her clients by way of dismissals and dispositive motions.
As a testament to the impact she has had on her clients, Mojan has received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award & WITKIN Award in Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating. And always looking to give back to the community, Mojan provides her legal services on a pro bono basis to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project for Dependency Adoptions and the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
Bar & Court Admissions
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium
Southwestern Law School, J.D.
York University, B.A.
High-Impact Litigation: Represented UCLA Medical Center in several coordinated civil proceedings involving novel product liability and professional liability claims. The allegations involved injuries and wrongful death against several defendants, including Olympus, the manufacturer of duodenoscopes, UCLA Medical Center who used the scopes to examine the duodenum and bile duct of several patients, and Custom Ultrasonic whose devices were used to reprocess and disinfect the scopes. Plaintiffs claimed that the duodenoscopes were contaminated with carbapenem-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae that transmitted to patients during routine endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancrea-tography procedures. Representation involved conducting and defending numerous depositions, conducting discovery and drafting motions for summary judgment on behalf of UCLA.
Represented Mission Community Hospital in a civil action involving allegations of medical negligence and the violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act. Representation included conducting discovery, taking the deposition of a pertinent witness and drafting a motion for summary judgment. After the filing of the motion for summary judgment, plaintiff dismissed the case.
Represented UCLA Medical Center in a case involving claims of false imprisonment, violation of Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, civil rights violation under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, fraudulent concealment and privacy violations. Representation included trial preparation including pre-trial motions. This case resulted in a favorable jury verdict at trial.
Represented UCLA Medical Center in a medical negligence and product liability case. The allegations involved allegedly defective pants by Adidas that allegedly caused plaintiff to fall. Representation included conducting discovery, taking depositions and drafting a motion for summary judgment.
Represented Hilton Hotels in various single plaintiff employment matters and obtained several favorable rulings on motions to compel arbitration.
Represented a technology solutions provider in several actions involving employment discrimination and wage & hour claims. Representation included obtaining a dismissal after filing a sanctions motion pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure section 128.7 and a motion for judgment on the pleadings.
Represented an angel investor in a lawsuit involving employment discrimination and harassment, wage & hour, and tort and contractual interference claims. The representation included drafting and obtaining a favorable ruling on a motion for judgment on the pleadings for the cause of for harassment and hostile work environment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Represented Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in a premises liability action brought by a subcontractor against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Bank of America, and Brookfield Asset Management, LLC, which involved complicated indemnity issues.
Misappropriation Litigation: Represented a technology solutions provider and an order fulfillment company in an action alleging violation of the California Penal Code section 502 – Unauthorized Computer Access and Fraud, breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of the duty of loyalty, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the duty of confidentiality, conversion and violation of California Business and Professions Code section 17200. Representation included obtaining a favorable ruling on a motion to compel forensic inspection of pertinent electronic devices and online accounts allegedly used to misappropriate data.
Appeal: Represented Community Memorial Hospital on an appeal of a summary judgment in favor of CMH in a medical malpractice action that was successfully affirmed by the California Court of Appeals, Second District, Division Six.
Arbitration: Represented Kaiser Foundations Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Southern California Permanente Medical Group in several arbitration matters involving professional and hospital liability involving ostensible agency, medical negligence, and wrongful death claims. Representation involved conducting discovery, leading and defending depositions, drafting and arguing motions including dispositive motions, and obtaining successful resolutions, dismissals and favorable judgments.
Represented employers in several arbitration proceedings involving single plaintiff employment and wage & hour claims.
Compliance: Advised a large multi-institutional Catholic health system with compliance with nurse staffing requirements, restraint and seclusion policies, and compliance with the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 with regard to the treatment of gender dysphoria and tubal ligation.
Assisted a nationally recognized hospital with drafting of retirement redemption and buyback agreements.