O’Melveny Worldwide

A Legal 500 Next Generation Insurance lawyer, Zoheb Noorani has been involved in the firm’s most challenging insurance matters. He has defended insurance companies in all stages of coverage actions—from pre-litigation counseling to appeals. Along with the day-to-day management of cases, he has been the principal drafter of several case-winning summary judgment motions.

In addition to his insurance coverage work, Zoheb also has experience defending pharmaceutical companies in product liability cases.

  • Assisted in obtaining a complete reversal of a multimillion-dollar coverage judgment against an insurance company in the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
  • After an adverse Phase One coverage ruling, substituted-in for prior counsel, and obtained complete victory by winning summary judgment based on rescission of the insurance policy.
  • Obtained summary adjudication in favor of an insurance company based on the No Voluntary Payments Clause for a Consent Decree entered into by the policyholder without notice.
  • Despite a prior finding of a breach of the duty to defend, stepped in as substitute counsel and prevailed on summary judgment on the duty to indemnify by demonstrating no actual coverage for the claims at issue.
  • Counseled a ceding insurer in connection with a multi-million dollar reinsurance dispute which ultimately resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Defending an insurance company in litigation based on environmental contamination emanating from a former DDT plant.


  • Hindi
  • Kannada


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Southern California, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • University of Southern California, B.A., Film Studies

Honors & Awards

  • Ranked as a "Rising Star" by The Legal 500 US for Insurance: Advice to Insurers (2020-2023)
  • Named to The Legal 500 US “Next Generation Lawyer” list in the Insurance: Advice to Insurers category (2018-2019)