Ali M. Abugheida is Counsel in the San Francisco office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Abugheida represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil litigation and government enforcement matters. His work includes cases involving allegations of mortgage fraud, the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), property-assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and unfair and deceptive trade-practice statutes.
Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Abugheida was an Associate at WilmerHale, where his practice included patent litigation and securities enforcement matters.
Mr. Abugheida received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 2012 (Order of the Coif). During law school, he was an Editor for the Southern California Law Review and interned at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Mr. Abugheida received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 2009 (cum laude).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 2, 2020) – Buckley LLP today announced the promotion of three associates to counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2020. “These three attorneys have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the firm and have regularly delivered exemplary support for our clients,” said Benjamin B. Klubes,...Press Releases
WASHINGTON, DC (August 30, 2018) – Buckley Sandler and co-counsel Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner won a major motion in its representation of Johnny Depp in a $30 million suit against his ex-lawyer. L.A. Superior Court Judge Terry Green ruled that a contingency-fee arrangement claimed by a former attorney was voidable by Depp.Press Releases
Buckley Sandler successfully defended AS Citadele Banka (Citadele), a Latvian bank, and its CEO, Guntis Beļavskis, in a matter involving allegations of RICO violations and fraud. The plaintiffs – international real estate developers – alleged in federal district court in the Central District of...Announcements
The sudden rise of Compound Labs Inc.'s COMP governance token in recent months pushed decentralized finance into the headlines, raising the profile of blockchain-based finance systems to a more mainstream audience. This article provides a short primer on decentralized finance and discusses some of...Articles
"TCPA relief for Covid-19 communications could extend to financial institutions" by Ali M. Abugheida and Geoffrey L. Warner (Bloomberg Law)
Financial institutions face unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the need to communicate quickly and efficiently with customers in the face of government-issued stay-at-home orders. But the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, with its steep...Articles
"Battle over business interruption coverage already underway" by Fredrick S. Levin, Michael A. Rome, and Ali M. Abugheida (Law360)
Businesses across the country are reviewing their insurance policies to assess whether they have valid claims against losses suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related government shutdown directives. Two types of insurance coverage are particularly relevant: business interruption...Articles
Cryptocurrency advocates have long argued that cryptocurrencies are not securities, and therefore not subject to state and federal securities laws. But a district court in California just shed light on whether advocates’ desired outcome also carries a substantial downside: application of state and...Articles
- J.D., University of Southern California, 2012 (Order of the Coif)
- B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2009 (cum laude)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas