You’ve seen the headlines, but do you know how Michael Avenatti, who famously represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her dispute with former President Donald Trump, came to be convicted of multiple felonies including extortion, fraud and identity theft? Experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Peter Afrasiabi details the egregious conduct that got Avenatti convicted in these cases, and reviews how the legal ethics rules apply when lawyers stand accused of making improper threats, falsifying documents, stealing client funds and failing to act in their best client’s interests.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.