Mr. Houman is an associate in the firm’s Trial Department where his practice consists of business litigation matters. He has worked on cases involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and securities violations. Mr. Houman has also used his strong advocacy skills representing the less fortunate in court on pro bono matters.
Mr. Houman obtained his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law. While at Northwestern, he served as a legal writing teaching assistant and was placed on the Dean’s List. In addition, Mr. Houman was selected and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert Kwan, a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of California. Mr. Houman completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where he majored in Sociology. While at UCLA, he was part of the Sociology Honors Society and was the Vice-President and Treasurer of his fraternity.
Recent Representative Matters
- Member of the litigation team that obtained a multi-million dollar judgment for securities violations, fraud, breach of fiduciary and related claims for client. The matter was tired over several weeks and involved a complicated investments fraud scheme, which required significant and fact intensive discovery and pre-trial work to bring the case to a successful conclusion. The judgment also includes the permanent removal of the party who engaged in the fraudulent scheme as manager of one of the limited liability companies involved in the investments.
- Member of trial team that obtained a domestic violence restraining order protecting our client from abusive ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend was ordered to stay no less than 100 yards away from our client and to attend and complete anger management classes. Mr. Houman also convinced a judge to deny the ex-boyfriend’s request to be physically present at the client’s deposition.
- Negotiated a favorable settlement for a regional car dealership in connection with claims brought by a consumer under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.