SERVICES

ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Philadelphia Bar Association

EDUCATION

  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • Columbia University, BA
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Negar M. Kordestani

Associate

Washington, DC v. +1.202.420.2579 f. +1.202.379.9126

Negar Kordestani concentrates her practice in general litigation matters. Her civil litigation practice includes matters related to business and contract disputes. She also has experience representing companies in litigation arising from the enforcement and defense of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

While in law school, Ms. Kordestani was an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review. She served as an extern for the Honorable Juan R. Sánchez of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as an intern in the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division.

Ms. Kordestani is a native Farsi speaker and also speaks Spanish.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Assisted in successfully obtaining injunctions against former employees who were in violation of employers’ restrictive covenant agreements.
  • Assisted in successfully obtaining an injunction against a former senior sales executive at a major medical device manufacturer, which enforced the terms of a non-compete.
  • Assisted in successfully obtaining dismissal of class allegations in food labeling litigation during class certification briefing.
  • Representation of a major medical device manufacturer against a former employee and competing business in action involving enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants and trade secret misappropriation.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with a federal grand jury investigation.
  • Representation of small businesses in a federal grand jury investigation.
  • Representation of pro bono clients in a clemency petition matter, a parole revocation matter, and a breach of contract case.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS

Ms. Kordestani is a Class of 2014 Advisor to the NovUS Chapter of the Villanova Law Alumni Association (“VLAA”) as well as a member of the Columbia Alumni Club of Philadelphia. In December 2016, Ms. Kordestani was elected to serve on the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association for a three-year term, commencing on January 1, 2017.