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RABEH M. A. SOOFI |  MANAGING ATTORNEY

Phone: (213) 403-0130
Fax: (213) 403-0132
Email: rsoofi@axislegalca.com

Education
University of Notre Dame School of Law
University of Michigan

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Biography

Rabeh M. A. Soofi is the managing attorney and founder of the firm.

Having spent most of her legal career at a large national lawfirm of 300+ lawyers involved in million and billion dollar disputes, Rabeh’s focus is on making world-class legal skills available to clients in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, to offer exceptional legal services in a client-focused, cost-effective, and strategic manner. Rabeh is hired most often for her unique practice philosophy and is known among the legal community as an aggressive attorney with a no-nonsense and solutions-oriented approach to legal engagements. She has represented clients from all over the U.S. and from 17+ countries internationally.

Rabeh’s legal work combines a multi-faceted and broad experience base with outstanding technical proficiency that is consistently the subject of high accolades from clients, lawyers, decisionmakers, mediators, and numerous others.

Rabeh is recognized as  Top Women Lawyer by SuperLawyers and Los Angeles Magazine, as well as being honored multiple times as a “Top Attorney – Rising Star” by SuperLawyers, awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under 40.  Rabeh is rated as a “Superb” lawyer by Avvo.com, and ranked 10 / 10 for her experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct.  Rabeh has been recognized as a “Future Star” by Euromoney’s Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Firms and Attorneys.

Rabeh has represented clients in deals, transactions, and cases involving some of the nation’s largest companies and organizations, including Xerox, Fed-Ex, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Peet’s Coffees & Teas, Wells Fargo, Lowe’s, Ralph’s, Kroger, Safeway, Guess?, University of California, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, the State of California, UCLA, University of Southern California (USC), Allianz, CIGNA, Chevron, National City Bank, Swiss Re, YMCA, Zurich, and numerous others.

Rabeh has provided legal commentary and interviews on a variety of legal matters and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Public Radio International, Orange County’s KM 640 AM, Random House, ALM / Law.com, Digital Journal, RFI – Radio France Internationale, Times Dispatch, Malaysia Star Online, National Law Review, Georgetown University Law Center, Lexis-Nexis, American Bar Association, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Iowa Gazette, and others media outlets.

Leadership Positions

  • Chair, Economic Justice Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section Civil Rights Committee (2012- Present)
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Section, ICLC Committee, Newsletter Editor (2010-Present)
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Section, ICLC Committee, Vice Chair (2010-Present)
  • American Bar Association, TIPS Section, ICLC Public Relations Committee, Vice Chair (2009-2010)
  • American Bar Association, International Section, Vice Chair (2011-Present)

Bar Associations and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • California Lawyers for the Arts

Education

  • University of Notre Dame School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Michigan, B.A. Political Science
  • University of Michigan, B.A. History

Legal Training

  • City of Chicago Department of Law (711 License)
  • Legal Research Assistant, University of Notre Dame, Constitutional Legal History & CyberLaw

Legal Seminars & Presentations

  • Faculty Speaker, LA Dep’t of Insurance (2012)
  • Panelist, CPA Society Fraud Conference (2011)
  • Panelist, Refugee Resettlement Conference (2011)
  • Instructor, Basics of Discovery, PSI (2010)
  • Panelist, “Crafting the Key Documents in Insurance Coverage Litigation,” American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Mid-Year Program ( 2009)
  • Presenter, Society of Land Surveyors’ Annual Convention and CLE Seminar (2008)

Articles

  • 2014 -Author, “Perils of Limitless Funding: U.S. Supreme Court Expands Political Clout of High Dollar Donors,” Digital Journal.
  • 2014 – Author, NSA Surveillance: A Tale of Two Courts and Failed Oversight,” The Recorder.
  • 2013 – Author, “Judge Rules Against NSA in First Lawsuit Over Mass-Surveillance of Americans,” Digital Journal.
  • 2013 – Author, “New California Law Gives Minors Right to ‘Erase’ Internet Data,” Digital Journal
  • 2013 -Author, “Supreme Court Arbitration Ruling Devastating to Small Businesses and Individuals,” Digital Journal
  • 2013 – Author, “New U.S. Laws OK Disclosure of Consumer Video Records,” Digital Journal
  • 2012 – Author, “Delta Airlines Sued by California for Privacy Rights Violations,” Digital Journal
  • 2012 – Author, “Nationwide Legal Battle Brewing Over ‘Gay-Conversion’ Therapy.”  Digital Journal
  • 2012 – Author, “Recording Police a Little Safer,” Los Angeles Daily Journal(November, 2012)
  • 2012 – Author, “California’s New Privacy Requirements for Mobile Apps,” Los Angeles Daily Journal (May, 2012)
  • 2011 – Author, “Survey of D&O Decisions of 2011,” American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Annual Survey
  • 2011 – Author, “Data Control to Major Tom: Corporate Data Security Dire and Getting Worse,” Indiana Manufacturers’ Association
  • 2011 – Author, “Attention Shareholders: Our Employees Are Quitting and Business is Bad: The Challenges of Protecting Corporate Privacy Online,” Indiana Manufacturers’ Association
  • 2010 – Contributor, “Social Media Presents Fine Line,” Indiana Lawyer, August 18 Issue (August, 2010).
  • 2010 – Author, “Ripping Off the Band-Aid: Insurance Coverage Highlights of the Health Care Reform Law,” American Bar Association, Tort Source, Summer 2010 Edition.
  • 2010 – Contributor, Insights on Social Media, Succession, Startups, Unions, and Other Legal Matters, Summer/Fall 2010, Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly
  • 2010 – Author, “Internet, Technology, and Social Media Rising Concerns Among Indiana’s CEOs.” (June, 2010), Inside Indiana Business
  • 2010 – Author, “Dear World, I Hate My Boss: Employees Who Hate Their Jobs and Blog About It.” (May, 2010)
  • 2010 – Author, Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Will Hurt You More, National Law Review (Jan. 2010).
  • 2008 – Author, “Subrogation,” American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division 201 Practice Series.
  • 2008 – Author, “Finger-Pointing During Uncertain Economic Times: New Reasons to Assess Whether Your Company’s Directors and Officers are Adequately Insured,” November 2008.
  • 2008 – Author, “Standard for Personal Knowledge in Affidavits After Decker v. Zengler,” Spring/Summer 2008 Issue, DTCI.
  • 2007 – Contributor to the Indiana Pro Bono Commissions’ Supplement, Indiana Lawyer, March 21, 2007 Edition.
  • 2007 – Author, “Basics of Insurance Coverage 101,” American Bar Association’s Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Committee of the Young Lawyer’s Division 101 Practice Series.
  • 2006 – Author, “New Law Makes ‘Annoying’ Someone On The Internet a Federal Crime.”
  • 2006 – Author, “Does Your Insurance Policy Cover What You Think It Covers?”
  • 2005 – Author, “Fighting the Frivolous Lawsuit.”
  • 2003 – Author, “First Amendment Challenges to Copyright After Eldred v. Ashcroft: The DMCA’s Circumvention of Free Speech.” 30 J.Legis. 169 (2003).