6th Annual

IABA National Conference

Orange County, California

November 9, 2019



Katie Porter, Member of Congress Representing California's 45th district
Todd Spitzer, District Attorney of Orange County, California
Ramin Montazeri, IABA National President
Jamal Abdi, President, National Iranian American Council
Erich Ferrari, Founder and Principal of Ferrari & Associates
Mehrnoush Yazdanyar, Principal, Yazdanyar Law Offices
Mike Kazerouni, Founding Partner at Kazerouni Law Group
Niaz Kasravi, Founder & Director, Avalan Institute
Ally Bolour, Managing Attorney at Law Offices of Ally Bolour
Yeganeh Torbati, Reporter at ProPublica
Leila Golestaneh Austin, Executive Director of PAAIA
Elica Vafaie, Pro Bono & Strategic Partnerships Director at Lawyers'​ Committee for Civil Rights
Babak Yousefzadeh, Partner, The Labor and Employment Practice Group
Elika Eftekhari, Advisory Board, Iranian-American Chamber of Commerce
George Gascon, Former District Attorney of San Francisco
Katayoon Shaya, Chair of Children of Persia
Kevin Kian Hosn, Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice
Judge Tamila Ebrahimi Ipema, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
Babak Hoghooghi, Attorney at Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA
Judge Kirk H. Nakamura, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Nancy Wilson, CEO, Relief International
Sougol Shooshtarian, Associate at DLA Piper
Krystal Anderson, Associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Bita Ashtari, Esq., ASHTARI & GHORBAN, LLP
Dr. Kathy M. Anderson, Attorney and a board certified Ob/Gyn
Shawheen Moridi, Executive Vice President and General Counsel , MedXM
Paris Etemadi Scott, Managing Attorney, Pars Equality Center

Guests of Honor

Farrah N. Khan, Councilmember, Irvine City Council
Michael Kent, Irvine Police Department Commander
David Min, UCI Law Professor
Anthony Kuo, Irvine Mayor Pro Tem
Reza Karkia, Vice-President, Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA)
Larisa M. Dinsmoor, OCBA Treasurer and Public Defender
Sukhee Kang, Former Mayor of Irvine
Jessica N. Walder, Shareholder, Class Actions Team Co-Chair, Lane Powell
Nicholas T. Stone, Associate at Lane Powell
Mazroei Family, Parents of Shayan Mazroei

Presenting a Musical Performance by Reza Mahini

The Conference

The IABA Annual National Conference is so much more than just a conference. It gathers experts from every industry in the Iranian American community. It's the place where innovators, and people who have an impact, gather around to learn more about the latest status of the Iranian American community in the United States.

Topics range from the latest status of the travel ban and immigration law to public policy and advocacy. Not to mention that we have some amazing keynote speakers-which we will announce soon.( Plus excellent music, lots of laughs, an amazing dinner and creative networking). Most importantly it's a way to give back to your community.  

The Venue

Center Club Orange County

Center Club is the prestigious private city club for Orange County’s social and corporate leaders, hosting a variety of special guests from dignitaries to celebrities. The beautiful and inspiring atmosphere, filled with art and sculptures, reflects the unique personality of Orange County.

Hotel Accommodation

The Westin South Coast Plaza

$149.00 per night

Call (800) 228-9290 or (714) 540-2500 for reservations

Room block available until Friday, October 18, 2019

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors