Nili Moghaddam become Partner as Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP today announced that Nili Moghaddam has joined as a partner, splitting her time between the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Nili brings a diverse skill set to the firm, focusing on corporate litigation, white collar defense, and trial work.

Nili has spent the past five years in increasingly senior in-house roles at digital tech startups, including financial services platform Robinhood, where she was one of the unicorn’s first lawyers and quickly rose to Head of Litigation & Investigations. Most recently, Nili served as Chief Legal Officer of Founders Fund-backed property technology company Bungalow Living.

“Boies Schiller’s commitment to strategic problem solving and its successful track record in high-profile cases align perfectly with my professional goals,” Nili said. “In addition to being a premier litigation firm with well-established complex commercial litigation and white collar defense practices, Boies Schiller remains one of the few firms that regularly takes cases to trial.”

Prior to working in-house, Nili served for six years as an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where she investigated, prosecuted, and tried complex cases involving national security, racketeering, and financial offenses.

“Nili is a perfect match for our firm,” said Chairman-elect Matthew L. Schwartz. “She has an entrepreneurial spirit that is essential to our business model, and her wealth of experience as both a prosecutor and in-house lawyer reflect the ideal balance between high-stakes trial work, complex problem solving, and commercial sensibility. The firm and our clients will benefit from the rich insights she will bring to our matters.”

Los Angeles partner John Kucera, who worked with Nili at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, added: “I’ve seen firsthand what an exceptional trial lawyer Nili is; she will bring an immediate positive impact to any case in which she’s involved. We also anticipate that her deep connections in Silicon Valley will further support our work on behalf of clients in the technology sector. She’s a fantastic addition to the firm.”

Nili previously worked as a litigation attorney at two prominent law firms, advising corporations and individuals in complex federal and state court litigation, criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, and compliance audits. She is a member of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s Standing Committee on Discipline, as well as a member of the Board of the Brown Alumni Entrepreneurship Group.