Work photoPanteha Abdollahi is a senior associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings LLP.  Her practice focuses on complex business disputes and class actions, and she has significant experience in health care and antitrust litigation.  Ms. Abdollahi also has a background in appellate matters, having filed briefs and papers before the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and California Court of Appeals.  In 2012, Ms. Abdollahi was selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers list – Rising Stars Edition.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings LLP, Ms. Abdollahi served for two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Cormac J. Carney of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Ms. Abdollahi received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (summa cum laude)in 2000. She graduated with both College Honors and Psychology Departmental Highest Honors, and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. Ms. Abdollahi received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2003, where she was a recipient of the UCLA School of Law David Simon Scholarship.

Ms. Abdollahi has been involved with IABA since 2004.  She was one of the founders of the Orange County Chapter, and previously served on the IABA National Board of Directors (2009-2011) and as president of the Orange County chapter (2011-2012).  In addition to IABA, she has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Bar Association, Orange County since 2008 and currently serves as its Secretary.