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Kevin S. Asfour

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Kevin S. Asfour is a commercial litigator in the firm’s Los Angeles office, concentrating his practice in the fields of corporate securities litigation, consumer class action defense, lender liability, and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Asfour’s corporate securities experience includes the defense of shareholder class actions, arbitrations and derivative suits, as well as the representation of clients in connection with SEC investigations and regulatory action.

He also has extensive experience defending financial institutions, national retailers, and other large companies in consumer class actions in state and federal courts, at both the trial court and appellate levels.

In the realm of insurance coverage, Mr. Asfour has wide-ranging experience advising policyholders and prosecuting contractual and bad faith claims against insurers. He is additionally well-versed in matters of director and officer indemnification, as well as indemnity claims arising out of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Achievements

Mr. Asfour has been recognized as a 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Southern California Rising Star, as noted in Los Angeles Magazine.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

  • "Effective Use of Social Media in Litigation: Tools, Traps, and Tips," Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California chapter, 2014

Additional Information

Notable Decisions

  • LSREF2 Clover Property 4, LLC v. Festival Retail Fund 1, LP, 3 Cal. App. 5th 1067 (2016), rev. denied, No. S238394
  • Talaie v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 808 F.3d 410 (9th Cir. 2015)
  • SCC Acquisitions, Inc. v. Superior Court, 243 Cal. App. 4th 741 (2015)
  • Wodka v. Causeway Capital Mgmt., LLC, 433 Fed. Appx. 563 (9th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 769
  • American Alternative Ins. Corp. v. Superior Court, 135 Cal. App. 4th 1239 (2006)
  • Fuhu, Inc. v. Wistron Corp., No 15-4447, 2016 WL 2902460, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65678 (C.D. Cal. May 18, 2016)
  • McClain v. Iradimed Corp., 111 F. Supp. 3d 1293 (S.D. Fla. 2015)
  • SEC v. McCabe, No. 13-0161, 2015 WL 2452937, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67253 (D. Utah May 22, 2015)
  • Rubenstein v. The Neiman Marcus Group LLC, No. 14-07155, 2015 WL 1841254 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 2, 2015)
  • Diehl v. Starbucks Corp., No. 12-2432, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146417 (S.D. Cal. Oct. 10, 2014)
  • Talaie v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 12-04959, 2013 WL 3316157 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 27, 2013)
  • Cross v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 11-0447, 2011 WL 6136734 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 9, 2011)
  • Castle v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys., Inc., No. 11-0538, 2011 WL 3626560, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92004 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2011)
  • Ozogu v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 10-9687, 2011 WL 2940391, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79034 (C.D. Cal. Jul. 19, 2011)
  • Cont’l Ins. Co. v. Cota, No. 08-2052, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122595 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 17, 2009)
  • Cont’l Ins. Co. v. Cota, No. 08-2052, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111050 (N.D. Cal. Sep. 19, 2008)
  • Successfully prosecuted complex insurance-coverage litigation against more than a dozen insurer-defendants stemming from multi-forum, international IP dispute
  • Obtained complete defense victory in post-merger arbitration, defending large international healthcare company against shareholder claims
  • Successfully moved for dismissal of multiple putative class actions and mass-joinder actions alleging unfair competition, fraud and various statutory claims against institutional lenders and loan servicers
  • Obtained favorable settlement in arbitration of international distributor’s unfair competition claims against manufacturing partner
  • Played a significant role as one of the lawyers representing the bankruptcy examiner appointed with respect to New Century Financial Corporation and participated in key aspects of a large investigation of reported accounting irregularities