Anissa Ghafarian focuses her practice on complex civil litigation and white collar defense matters.
After graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, Anissa joined a large international law firm in New York. While there, she worked on internal government investigations, complex litigation matters, and international arbitration matters. Anissa became actively involved with pro bono, and worked on a class action focusing on human rights violations. She also led several immigration matters for which she was honored with the Excellent Law Firm Award from the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).
In addition to serving as President of the USC Business Law Society during law school, Anissa was the Vice President of the USC IRAP chapter, in which she successfully aided the reunification of a Syrian refugee with his family. She also competed in the Hale Moot Competition and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. A passionate human rights advocate from the start of her legal education, Anissa worked for the International Human Rights Clinic, through which she drafted a report analyzing the efficacy of governmental agencies and worked with international tribunals.
Higher Education Honors and Achievements
- USC Gould School of Law, Hale Moot Court Honors Program
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D.
- University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude