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Ali M Mojdehi

Cooley LLP

San Diego, CA, USA


Ali M. Mojdehi is a partner in the Cooley Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice group. He joined the Firm in 2012 and is resident in the San Diego office.

Mr. Mojdehi advises debtors and creditors and provides counsel to boards on innovative and efficient strategic transactions and restructurings. Both in and out of court, Mojdehi has represented debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors, statutory creditor and equityholder committees, bondholders, financial institutions, and third-party purchasers of distressed assets, across a wide array of industries including real estate, construction, hospitality, oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, transportation, financial services and technology.

Prior to joining Cooley, Mr. Mojdehi was a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP. During his tenure at that firm, he was the chair of the Financial Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Group in North America.

Mr. Mojdehi regularly lectures to bar and lay groups. He is the author of several publications including:

  • Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best,¨ co-authored with David W. Parham, Inside the Minds: Structuring and Negotiating Reorganization Plans (2006)
  • The Implicit .Good Faith. Requirement In Chapter 11 Liquidations: A Rule in Search of a Rationale?¨ co-authored with Janet D. Gertz, 14 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 143 (2006)
  • Settlement Payments Exempted From Avoidance: Payments for Illegally Unregistered Securities Are Not .Settlement Payments. Under 11 U.S.C. Sec. 741(8)¨, co-authored with Janet D. Gertz, The Bankruptcy Strategist Vol. 22 No. 7 (June 2005)
  • Appraising Postconfirmation Leaders: The Underutilized Confirmation Requirement, 2 Am. Bankr. L.J., 77 (2003); and Oil and Gas Liens in California,¨ 25 Cal. Bankr. J. 366 (2000)

Mr. Mojdehi earned his JD from the University of Tulsa in 1982 and received his BA from the College of William and Mary in 1978. He is admitted to practice in the states of California and Oklahoma.

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