Negar M. Kordestani


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, Negar 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.

Negar is a native Farsi speaker and also speaks Spanish.


  • 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 federal grand jury investigations.
  • Representation of pro bono clients in various matters, including: clemency petition; parole revocation; breach of contract case; and deceptive trade practices action.


  • 2017, listed in Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll



  • Philadelphia Bar Association
Professional Activities

Negar 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, Negar 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.



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


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