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              Neda Mansoorian                 Neda Mansoorian

 

Neda Mansoorian

Principal

neda@mansoorianlaw.com

With 25 years of combined experience as an entrepreneur, litigator and crisis manager, Neda Mansoorian is a trusted “go-to” Silicon Valley strategist.

Neda has unique experience in providing outside General Counsel services; HR management and training; business development and negotiations; and in resolving tricky situations that require sound judgment and discretion. Her astute, tactful style has earned the trust and confidence of her high-profile clients and business partners that include celebrities, elected officials, C-Suite executives, public companies, startup founders and international Family Offices. 

Neda’s lengthy legal experience includes roles as a founder and managing partner of a successful Silicon Valley startup firm and as the Chief Legal Officer and Director of a well-known, fast-paced trial firm. Neda served as a senior member of both firms’ Executive Committees.

Passionate about diversity and gender equality, Neda served as California Women Lawyers’ President and also as Chair of its Board of Directors. In these high-profile leadership roles, Neda represented over 40,000 constituents from throughout the state and led the organization’s numerous committees and Board of Directors.

Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and long before her career in law, Neda founded a successful company that included commercial property and hospitality ventures. Neda continues to serve as this company’s General Counsel and Advisory Board Chairperson.

HONORS & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016-present 
  • Top 50 Female Lawyers, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2016-present
  • AV-Rated; Client & Peer Preeminent-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014-present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Lifetime Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Top Rated Litigation Attorneys Selection, Super Lawyers, 2014-present 
  • Distinguished Diversity Service Award, IABA, 2015
  • Top Female Powerbrokers, Law360, 2014
  • Top Ten Women Leaders in Law, The Recorder, 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2014-present
  • Top Emerging Law Firm Leaders in California, The Daily Journal, 2013
  • Tribute to Women Executives in Industry (TWIN) Award, YWCA, 2012
  • Women of Influence Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2010
  • Top Rising Stars, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2009 & 2010
  • Top 40 Business People Under 40, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2008
  • Regular Speaker on effective business management; diversity & inclusion; reputation & crisis management; privacy protection for high-profile figures; high-impact negotiations & conflict resolution; ADR; employment law; & HR and company culture best practices
  • Published articles & quoted in the Daily Journal & Recorder on leadership; effective decision-making; diversity & inclusion; & organizational management
  • Apple Podcast Interview:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seat-at-the-table/id1229492804
PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
  • Past President, California Women Lawyers
  • Past President, California Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Mediator, United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Past Chair, CWL In-House Counsel Network (IHCN)
  • Vice President of Communications, National Charity League
  • Commissioner, President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity, SCCBA
  • Two-Term Past President, Women Lawyers Section, SCCBA
  • Board of Trustees, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Faculty, Intensive Advocacy Program, USF School of Law
  • Member, California Minority Counsel Program
  • Member, Minority Bar Coalition
  • Member, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Member, Iranian American Bar Association
  • Member, ABA, Section of Dispute Resolution
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution
EDUCATION & TRAINING
  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley  
  • Women’s Corporate Board Readiness Program, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
  • In-House Counsel Network Retreat 
  • Women’s Negotiation Academy, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Mediating the Litigated Case, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California

 

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