Tia S. Baheri is a key member of the KBK legal team who has extensive experience litigating high-stakes cases in both federal and state court. She has represented noteworthy clients in various industries and a range of legal areas, including copyright, trademark, complex commercial disputes, constitutional law, and criminal matters.

Ms. Baheri has successfully managed cases in all stages of litigation. She has handled filing and responding to complaints, dispositive motion practice, written discovery and depositions, and court arguments. She maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on criminal justice reform. She is also fluent in Farsi, and proficient in French and German.

Education

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., 2019

  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice
  • Editor, California Law Review
  • Co-Director, Appellate Moot Court Team

Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 2016

  • Magna Cum Laude

Clerkships

U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2020-2021

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Josephine L. Staton

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2017

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. William Alsup

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Represented a startup founder in a dispute over the sale of shares.
  • Represented a high-profile hotel developer in connection with millions of unpaid fees for the development of a luxury hotel.
  • Represented a utility company in suits arising out of major wildfires.

Criminal Defense and Investigations

  • Secured the dismissal of potential criminal charges against an individual client.
  • Represented an executive in an internal investigation by a public company, resulting in a finding of no wrongdoing.

Intellectual property

  • Settled numerous copyright infringement disputes on favorable terms to studios.
  • Represented a studio in a copyright suit brought by a former writer.
  • Represented a start-up in a trademark infringement suit brought by a major public company.

Pro Bono

  • Served on a team that challenged cash bail policies in Los Angeles County, including examination of witnesses during preliminary injunction proceedings.
  • Served on a team that litigated a major civil rights case against the City and County of San Francisco arising out of racially discriminatory arrests.
  • Represented the ACLU of Northern California in California Records Act requests against law enforcement agencies.
  • Jurisprudence Award for a research paper on the legal challenges posed by Deepfakes
  • Prosser Prizes in Intellectual Property Law and Evidence Law
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Litigation Associate 2022-2024
  • Durie Tangri LLP
    Litigation Associate 2019-2020
    Summer Associate 2018
  • Susman Godfrey LLP
    Summer Associate 2018
  • California, 2020