Sam N. Dawood


Of Counsel

Areas of Practice

Theft of trade secrets, employment, and commercial litigation

Represents securities broker-dealers, employers,  financial institutions, insurance plans, advertising agencies,  electronics manufacturers, telecommunication companies, and individual officers and directors in a variety of complex business litigation matters, including trade secret litigation, employment disputes, breach of contract and commercial fraud actions, tortious interference and negligence claims, intellectual property disputes, and suits alleging violations of California’s unfair business practices and unfair competition laws.


  • J.D., University of California at Davis School of Law
    • Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., Williams College


  • California State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Representative Experience

Sam appears regularly in both state and federal courts, AAA and JAMS arbitration proceedings, and has also argued matters before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) as well as various administrative tribunals. 

  • Defends employers against employee wrongful termination claims.
  • Experience representing major financial institutions in arbitration proceedings and obtaining related preliminary injunctive relief in state and federal court.
  • Defended international bank in claims brought by a competitor for alleged trade secret misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy.
  • Prosecuted and defended businesses in theft of trade secret claims in state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings.
  • Defended Chinese fiber optic cable manufacturer against multi-million dollar breach of contract allegations in JAMS arbitration hearing.
  • Successfully defended major hospital in AAA arbitration proceeding alleging fraud, negligence, and unfair business practices claims.

First chaired several court trials and arbitration hearings

Represents immigrants pro bono in matters before the Immigration Courts

Prior Experience

Prior to joining KH&K, Sam was with a large national law firm handling general litigation and employment matters.


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