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Ali M. M. Mojdehi
Partner

San Diego

655 West Broadway
Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 619-321-5001

M 424-386-4961

OVERVIEW

Ali M. M. Mojdehi
Partner

San Diego

655 West Broadway
Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92101

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 619-321-5001

M 424-386-4961

Financial restructuring adviser Ali Mojdehi represents stakeholders in nationwide bankruptcies and insolvencies valued into the billions of dollars and involving notable businesses. An experienced problem-solver and big-picture strategist, Ali is committed to achieving client objectives, maximizing recovery, and conserving time and resources, with a dedication to staying one step ahead of the opposition.

OVERVIEW

Financial restructuring adviser Ali Mojdehi represents stakeholders in nationwide bankruptcies and insolvencies valued into the billions of dollars and involving notable businesses. An experienced problem-solver and big-picture strategist, Ali is committed to achieving client objectives, maximizing recovery, and conserving time and resources, with a dedication to staying one step ahead of the opposition.

Ali represents a wide range of stakeholders across the capital structure, including debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors, statutory creditor and equity holder committees, bondholders, financial institutions and third-party purchasers of distressed assets. He advises on large Chapter 11 restructurings on a nationwide scale, as well as provides counsel to boards of directors on insolvency-related issues. Ali also represents acquirers of distressed assets and/or debt both in and out of court. In addition, he navigates clients through cross-border insolvencies.

Valued by clients and colleagues alike for his tenacity and forward-thinking approach to resolving difficult problems and highly charged disputes, Ali seeks to analyze his client’s position from all angles, identifying the risks and opportunities they face, and then devising a path to reconciliation that is grounded in the law and actionable in execution. Ali strives to formulate arguments that offer the potential to reposition the opposition in favor of maximizing client recovery.

Ali has worked with clients on insolvency events in the manufacturing, real estate, construction, hospitality, energy – including oil and gas – telecommunications, retail, transportation, financial services, technology industries and mass torts.

Personally dedicated to delivering pragmatic legal counsel and high-quality work product, Ali directs a team of lawyers whose focus is to help clients reach their objectives, all while emphasizing responsiveness to client needs. Ali strives to continuously deliver a mix of insolvency and litigation abilities and practical business know-how cultivated over more than three decades of practice.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Chapter 11

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Former board member, California Bankruptcy Forum

Former member, Southern District of California Bankruptcy Rule and Practice Committee

Former member, District of Delaware Bankruptcy Rule and Practice Committe

Member, San Diego County Bar Association

Member, San Diego Bankruptcy Forum

Member, Turnaround Management Association

Member, Iranian American Bar Association

Pro bono counsel, including the representation of a federal immigration judge in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), alleging that the DOJ’s recusal order, grounded in her national origin, violated her constitutional rights and Title VII. The litigation, which raised important policy issues concerning judicial independence, resulted in a transformational settlement, under which the DOJ’s recusal order was rescinded, the DOJ was required to conduct an internal review of its recusal policies, and the payment of settlement consideration by the DOJ.

Honors

Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2014

EXPERIENCE
INSIGHTS & EVENTS
PUBLICATIONS
  • Litigation Finance and the Issues It Creates in Bankruptcy, co-authored with Janet Dean Gertz and Allison M. Rego, ABI Journal (April 2018)
  • Hope for a 'Cure'? Entz-White Was Superseded by Enactment of § 1123(d), co-authored with Janet Dean Gertz and Allison M. Rego, ABI Journal (January 2017)
  • Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best, co-authored with David W. Parham, Inside the Minds: Structuring and Negotiating Reorganization Plans (2006)
  • The Implicit 'Good Faith' Requirement In Chapter 11 Liquidations: A Rule in Search of a Rationale? co-authored with Janet D. Gertz, 14 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 143 (2006)
  • Settlement Payments Exempted From Avoidance: Payments for Illegally Unregistered Securities Are Not 'Settlement Payments' Under 11 U.S.C. § 741(8), co-authored with Janet D. Gertz, The Bankruptcy Strategist Vol. 22 No. 7 (June 2005)
  • Appraising Postconfirmation Leaders: The Underutilized Confirmation Requirement, 2 Am. Bankr. L.J., 77 (2003)
  • Oil and Gas Liens in California, 25 Cal. Bankr. J. 366 (2000)
  • Ownership Rights in Subsurface Natural Gas Storage Areas, 16 Tulsa L. J. 470 (1980)
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