BAHRAM SEYEDIN-NOOR  (CEO and Founder)

Bahram successfully represents clients in complex business and securities disputes in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels.  Bahram also advises boards and special committees on internal investigations, SEC matters, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Before founding Alto Litigation, Bahram was a partner in the litigation group of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School
(J.D., 1999)
Editor, International Law Journal
Teaching Fellow, Harvard University Department of Economics

Pomona College
(B.A., 1996)
Economics
Spanish and Russian Literature

PRACTICE AREAS

Business Litigation & Counseling
Securities Litigation
SEC Investigations

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Disputes Involving Officers and Directors:

  • Argued and won defense motion to dismiss shareholder class action against Vector Capital in complex federal securities and antitrust class action.

  • Argued and won defense motion to dismiss key allegations in shareholder derivative lawsuit against UTStarcom, Inc. and its officers and directors.

  • Key member of team that obtained a complete dismissal of shareholder class action against Hewlett-Packard Company relating to executive compensation issues.

  • Obtained favorable confidential settlement for former CEO of alternative energy company in dispute with the company’s board of directors relating to prior dilutive financings.

  • Currently represent former employees and shareholders of Antara Biosciences in lawsuit against the company’s former CEO and President based on allegations of fraud, embezzlement and self-dealing.

  • Currently represent former shareholders of CLRS Technology in action against Solta Medical, Inc. relating to post-merger conduct and earnout.

  • Represented numerous public company officers and directors in securities class actions and derivative lawsuits.

Pre-litigation Counseling:

  • Represented prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm in potential securities dispute with directors of portfolio company.

  • Successfully negotiated separation and buyout of executive in professional services company following negotiated appraisal procedure.

  • Successfully negotiated separation and buyout of equity partner in hedge fund with more than $1 billion in assets under management.

  • Successfully negotiated separation of CEO that raised more than $100 million in venture capital.

  • Successfully negotiated resolution of disputes between members of California and Delaware limited liability companies.

Internal Investigations:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Conducted expedited internal investigation for Special Committee of U.S. biotechnology company regarding potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in China.

  • Accounting and revenue recognition.  Conducted internal investigation of Brazilian subsidiary of U.S. semiconductor company and advised Special Committee members regarding related statutory and regulatory issues.

SEC Investigations:

  • Played key role on team that convinced SEC to withdraw Wells Notice and recommendation of enforcement action against former CEO of public technology company relating to revenue recognition issues.

  • Represented many companies and their officers and directors in SEC enforcement actions.

PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES

Quoted extensively in article titled “Ninth Circuit’s High Scienter Standards May Influence Financial Reporting Practices,” appearing in Corporate Accountability Report, Vol. 7, No. 136, January 30, 2009.

“The Impact of the Grosset and Schoon Decisions on Derivative Lawsuits,” The Issue of Standing in Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, Aspatore 2008.

“Supreme Court Rejects ‘Scheme’ Liability: Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC v. Scientific Atlanta Inc.,” An Immediate Look at the Legal, Governmental, and Economic Ramifications of Stoneridge Investment Partners v. Scientific Atlanta, Aspatore 2008.

“Insider Trading: Law, Trust and Prevention,” Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, February 3, 2010

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Adjunct Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings School of Law,
Teaching Civil Procedure II

Law Clerk to Hon. James Ware,
United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 2001-2002

Member, State Bar of California
Admissions:  Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California’s federal district courts.

Bahram supports the following charities: Asylum Access, Community Lawyers, Inc., and Rising Farm Worker Dream Fund.

Bahram Seyedin-Noor, selected to Super Lawyers 2015, 2016 and 2017, is the founder and managing partner of Alto Litigation.