Ali Assareh is a San Francisco-based corporate attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and general corporate matters.
In his M&A practice, Mr. Assareh has advised financial institutions, serial acquirers (particularly in the tech sector), and strategic buyers and sellers in both public and private transactions. He has also represented venture capital firms and strategic corporate investors in their investments in start-up companies.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Assareh worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City, where he represented banks and financial institutions in syndicated lending and leveraged finance transactions.
Mr. Assareh earned his J.D., cum laude, from the New York University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the New York University Law Review and co-president of the Middle Eastern Law Students Association. In pursuit of his J.D., Mr. Assareh was a recipient of the Weinfeld Prize for Scholarship in Procedure and Courts, awarded by the Dean for distinguished scholarship in the area of civil procedure, evidence, and trial practice.
Mr. Assareh earned his B.A.s from the University of California, Berkeley, in International Political Economy and Philosophy.
Mr. Assareh’s publications on Iranian affairs and human rights issues have appeared in the Middle East Policy, Diplomatic Courier, and Inter-Press Service. He has also authored a chapter in the book Human Rights in the Middle East.