Nora Kahn


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Nora Kahn

Nora Kahn represents academic institutions, entertainment and sports companies, public entities, and other organizations in both civil and criminal litigation. She has represented clients in sensitive internal investigations, including high-profile allegations of employee misconduct. Her recent pro bono work includes securing the dismissal of a criminal case against a war veteran for conduct related to post-traumatic stress disorder.


Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Central District of California


  • University of Chicago, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, M.Div.
  • University of Virginia, B.A., French and Religious Studies: with high distinction

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Andrew J. Guilford, US District Court for the Central District of California


  • Honorable Morton Denlow, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

General Commercial Litigation

  • The Republic of South Korea in a fraudulent transfer matter
  • Agrium, Inc. in a $100+ million breach of contract and interference lawsuit involving "organic" fertilizer
  • A global corporation in a class action involving alleged consumer fraud and the labeling of for-profit education
  • A California university in a dispute regarding information security and adverse employment decisions

Entertainment and Sports

  • Boxing promoter Top Rank, Inc., HBO, and Manny Pacquiao in a class action involving the broadcast of a championship fight
  • iHeartMedia and a celebrity DJ in employment litigation
  • Colony Capital in a contract dispute involving the financing of a pop star's residence
  • Miramax Films in an executive compensation matter
  • Participant Media in a tort litigation involving the broadcast of Citizenfour

Water Industry Practice

  • Represented a water, oil, and natural gas corporation in a case involving personal injury and damages claims