Professional Biography

Anahit Samarjian Associate

  • San Francisco

    D +1.415.344.7052

    F +1.415.344.7252

    San Francisco

    505 Howard Street, Suite 1000

    San Francisco, CA

    +1.415.344.7052

    ASamarjian@perkinscoie.com

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OVERVIEW

Experienced litigator Anahit Samarjian represents companies and individuals in high-stakes commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on all phases of complex commercial disputes, class action defense, antitrust, unfair competition and consumer protection disputes, employment litigation and intellectual property and trade secrets litigation. Anahit also has extensive experience in state and federal appellate and writ practice.

Anahit represents domestic and foreign individual and corporate clients in a broad range of industries, including technology and internet services, media and entertainment, financial services, consumer products, food and beverage and manufacturing.

Anahit defends clients in claims related to breach of contract, fraud, business torts and trade secret misappropriation under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA). She is experienced in unfair competition and false advertising claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), False Advertising Law (FAL) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) as well as warranty claims and other states’ unfair and deceptive trade practices acts. Anahit represents clients in copyright litigation matters, probate disputes and unlawful detainer actions.

With an active pro bono practice, Anahit has experience providing counseling to nonprofits and assisting with immigration cases.

Community Involvement

  • Bar Association of San Francisco Mock Trial Program, Mock Trial Coach for High School Students

Related Employment

  • Judicial Extern to the Hon. Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston, TX, 2009
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program, Ghana, Research Fellow, 2007 - 2008
  • United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, Intern, 2005

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Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

  • UC Berkeley School of Law, (Boalt Hall), JD, 2011
  • California State University, Long Beach, B.A., International Studies; Communication Studies,
    summa cum laude
    , 2007

Languages

  • French

  • Armenian

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