IABA OC Board of Directors (2015-2016)

Bahram Mahdavi				  Chapter President
Sara Naheedy                              Treasurer/Fundraising Director
Lila Razmara	                	  Pro Bono/Community Outreach Director
Niloofar Rezvanpoor                     MCLE Director
Nesa Targhibi                               Communications Director
Megan Moghtaderi                        Student Director
Nina Kani  		  	                  Chapter Representative to National Board

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Chapter President

Bahram Mahdavi is an Associate Intellectual Property Counsel at Volcom. Before joining Volcom Bahram began his legal career at Peterson Law Group, PC, a real estate litigation firm specializing in eminent domain in Irvine. He later joined Nordstrom, Steele, Nicolette and Blythe practicing in the area of personal injury and medical practice until November 2015. Bahram earned his B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2003. And he earned his J.D., with a Certificate in Intellectual Property, from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa in 2009. During that time he performed research on applicants applying to the Orange County Innocence Project for the Orange County District Attorney Office’s DNA Unit. He spends his spare time taking advantage of Southern California playing tennis and, when weather permits, skiing and snowboarding. He also gives back to the community by volunteering with organizations such as the American Cancer Society.

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Treasurer/Fundraising Director

As the daughter of two immigrant parents, Sara Naheedy has tremendous respect for all immigrants. She understands the challenges and complexities that immigrants face within the system in the United States. While studying law at Chapman University School of Law, she was involved with the Immigration Law Society, and served as President in her final year. In addition to practicing law, Sara is licensed in California as a real estate broker and enjoys all aspects of real estate law. From simple landlord-tenant matters, to dealing with HOA boards and loan modifications, Sara has a plethora of knowledge and experience when it comes to California real estate matters.

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Community Outreach/Pro Bono Director

Lila Razmara received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society, cum laude as well as Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior, cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine in 2005. Lila began her endeavor into law in 2005, when she began working for the law firm of Andrews and Thornton, before going on to attend Loyola Law School and returning to Andrews Thornton every summer for a clerkship position. Lila practices in the areas of serious injury cases resulting from dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. While attending Loyola, Lila volunteered at the Disability Rights Legal Center where she fought for justice for disadvantaged and marginalized clients who experienced discrimination. During her second year, Lila worked as an extern for Commissioner Harvey Silberman, in his Family Law court in Los Angeles. Lila graduated from Loyola in 2009, and joined Andrews and Thornton full time in 2010, where she works on all major mass tort litigations. During her spare time, Lila enjoys traveling back home to London, England where most of her family lives.

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MCLE Director

Niloofar Rezvanpoor is a contract attorney at the Orange County District Attorney’s office. She works closely with District Attorneys in the insurance fraud unit to help detect the unusual pattern, tends and fraud schemes within the insurance industry. Niloofar received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2014 where she externed for the Honorable Barry Russell of the United States Bankruptcy Court and the Honorable Steven Kleifield of Los Angeles Superior Court. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. Niloofar is admitted to practice in California.


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Communications Director

Nesa Targhibi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of fifteen from Tehran, Iran, and is fluent in Farsi. She obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. After a successful career in business, Nesa pursued her dream of becoming an attorney at Chapman University School of Law where she was offered a merit scholarship. She earned her Juris Doctor degree with an emphasis in tax law in 2013. In law school, Nesa worked as a research assistant to Professor Marissa Cianciarulo and a law clerk at the Law Offices of Sally Amirghahari. As a law clerk, Nesa gained practical experience in handling a variety of estate planning, immigration, and corporate governance matters. Nesa is currently one of Holborn Law’s co-founders and its acting president. At Holborn Law, Nesa directs the estate planning and immigration departments.

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Student Director

Megan Moghtaderi graduated summa cum laude from Biola University and the Torrey Honors Institute where she received her B.A. in Social Science. While in her undergraduate program, Megan spent time guest lecturing on the history of the Persian Empire and the cultural impact of modern Iran. Currently, Megan is a third year law student at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. Megan is highly interested in estate planning and tax issues. During her second year, Megan was an extern for the Honorable Judge Kim R. Hubbard at the Orange County Superior Court. Megan has also served as the President of the Tax Law Society and is presently working at an estate planning firm in Orange County.

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Chapter Representative to National Board

Nina Kani is the principle and founder of Kani Law Group. Nina’s labor and employment experience spans two decades across a wide variety of industries, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Nina’s practice focuses on advice and counseling on all aspects of labor and employment law, human resources management, and defense of labor and employment litigation. Nina graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, cum laude. She earned two undergraduate degrees (Political Science; International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies) from the University of California, Irvine, summa cum laude. Nina has served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Howard A. Matz, Judge of the United States District Court, Central District of California. She is admitted to practice law in the state of California, as well as several United States District Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to opening Kani Law Group, Nina was a labor and employment attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP in San Francisco. Nina has published articles for the San Francisco Recorder and has regularly contributed to industry magazines regarding labor and employment matters. Nina has also been named a Rising Star by Superlawyers Magazine in Labor and Employment Law for solo and small firm practice. Selection is based on peer nomination and research process designed to select the highest rated attorneys.

Prior IABA OC Board Representatives


Mory Ahmadi				  Chapter President
Shar (Shahryar) Bahmani             MCLE Director
Atoosa Vakili	                	  Pro Bono/Community Outreach Director
Bahram Mahdavi                          Communications Director
Mona Amini                 	          Membership Director
Sara Naheedy                              Treasurer/Fundraising Director
Ava Badiee                            	  Student Director
Gouya Ranekouhi		  	  Chapter Representative to National Board


Mani Dabiri				Chapter President
Bahram Mahdavi				Communications Director
Shar (Shahryar) Bahmani			Community Outreach/Pro Bono Director
Mory Ahmadi             		MCLE Director
Bahareh Habibi                          Treasurer/Fundraising Director
Payam Michael Purqurian                 Membership Director
Rachel Khalili				Student Director
Gouya Ranekouhi         		Chapter Representative to National Board


Mani Dabiri				Chapter President
Mona Amini				Communications Director
Negar Azarfar				Community Outreach/Pro Bono Director
Payam Michael Purqurian		MCLE Director
Gouya Ranekouhi                       Treasurer/Fundraising Director
Hengameh Safaei                       Membership Director
Nima Kamali				Student Director
Dawn Sepideh Mortazavi		Chapter Representative to National Board


Panteha Abdollahi			President
Sherin Larajani				Community Outreach/Pro Bono Coordinator
Hengameh Safaei			Fundraising Coordinator
Mona Amini				Memberhip Outreach Coordinator
Mani Dabiri				MCLE Coordinator
Payam Michael Purqurian		MCLE Coordinator
Nima Kamali				Student Director
Dawn Sepideh Mortazavi		Chapter Representative to National Board


Abbas Kazerounian			President
Dawn Sepideh Mortazavi		Fundraising Coordinator
Rana Ziaee				        MCLE Coordinator
Morvarid Nasri				Membership/Community Outreach Coordinator
Mona Amini				Student Director
Panteha Abdollahi			National Representative

2009-2010 (Inaugural Board)

Abbas Kazerounian			President
Morvarid Nasri				Community Outreach Coordinator
Dawn Sepideh Mortazavi		Fundraising Coordinator
Rana Ziaee				        MCLE Coordinator
Roxanne Moin				Membership Coordinator
Mona Amini & Bahareh Habibi	Student Directors
Panteha Abdollahi			National Representative