Samira Torshizi is an associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She focuses her practice on the representation and defense of general contractors, subcontractors, and developers in many construction-related matters involving time extensions, delay damages, defective specifications, constructive changes, payment disputes arising from government and private construction projects. She also has experience with federal government contracts issues under the Federal Acquisition Regulations, False Claims Act, and other relevant statutes. Samira has done significant work representing clients in state and federal courts, mediation and arbitration. She has also consulted on professional licensing requirements as well as contract interpretation and disputes for general and specialty contractors in California.
Samira has broad litigation experience in many aspects of discovery and trial. Her experience includes research and investigation, managing e-Discovery matters and complex document collections and productions, and preparing witnesses for and conducting fact witness depositions. She also has substantial experience drafting successful discovery and pre-trial dispositive motions and briefs.
Samira is also an active member of the firm’s pro bono group. As part of her pro bono practice, Samira has counseled several revenge porn victims through the firm’s cyber civil rights legal project, which provides legal services to victims of revenge porn when their sexually explicit images are distributed and displayed without their consent. She has also represented individuals in child custody and guardianship issues through the children’s rights project.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Samira worked on corporate matters before the Delaware Court of Chancery. She has particular experience representing corporations in complex commercial and corporate litigation matters involving fiduciary duties, direct and derivatives issues, estate and trust litigation, and contract disputes under the laws of California, Delaware, and other states’ presentations.
- Fiduciary Duties Owed by Board of Directors to Both Solvent and Insolvent Companies, Delaware Court of Chancery Practice Alert, Alerts/Updates, December 2015
- Delaware Courts Continue to Clarify Creditor Standing With Respect to Insolvent Companies, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Alert, Alerts/Updates, 26 May 2015
Delaware Court of Chancery Confirms: There is no such thing as Delaware Local Counsel, Delaware Court of Chancery Practice Alert, Alerts/Updates, 2 January 2015
- Operation Delaware Shield: The Corporate Veil is Alive and Well, JD Supra Business Advisors, Delaware Court of Chancery Practice Alert, Alerts/Updates, 20 June 2014
- Moving a Trust to Delaware? Follow the Trail of Peierls, JD Supra Business Advisors, Delaware Court of Chancery Practice Alert, Alerts/Updates, 22 April, 2014