Nada I. Shamonki

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  • University of California - Los Angeles (JD)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • California

Nada’s practice encompasses counseling and litigation in the areas of real estate disputes, labor and employment disputes, contract-related disputes, and consumer class action lawsuits. She has successfully defended clients, including real estate developers, in all types of real estate litigation matters, such as quiet title actions, easement issues, contract disputes, and lease disputes. 

Nada regularly counsels clients on compliance with advertising laws, and has successfully defended clients in consumer class action lawsuits alleging violations under the California Unfair Competition Law, deceptive, false, and misleading advertising laws, the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and Proposition 65.

She also has extensive experience representing employers in state and federal courts in employment litigation involving claims pertaining to discrimination, wage and hour laws, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, trade secret protection, enforcement of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, and contract disputes.

Nada represents clients in all stages of state and federal commercial litigation, as well as with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. She manages disputes from inception through appeal and specializes in complex commercial problem solving and risk assessment and mitigation. She focuses on achieving effective and efficient resolutions to complex legal and business problems.

Representative Matters

  • Represent commercial developer in several quiet title actions related to the development of property
  • Represent property owner in an inverse condemnation action
  • Successfully represented a lessee in obtaining summary judgment in an action to enforce a 30-year-old option to purchase property contained in a lease agreement
  • Represented a high-end real estate contractor in a breach of contract dispute with the estate of a wealthy customer, which resulted in a highly favorable settlement
  • Successfully represented a commercial developer in defending against breach of contract and fraud claims related to the sale of commercial property
  • Successfully represented employer in obtaining dismissal in a wrongful termination and fraud action
  • Negotiated favorable resolution of a complicated employment dispute for an employer before the parties engaged in any discovery
  • Achieved dismissal with prejudice of a class action where the plaintiff claimed product packaging violated California Slack-Fill Law and the California Legal Remedies Act\
  • Obtained favorable settlement for luxury skin care company and retailer in class action in which the plaintiff claimed that the defendant falsely advertised its products

Reported Decisions

  • Einstein Cosmetics, LLC v. CVS Caremark Corp., 524 Fed. Appx. 337 (9th Cir. 2013): The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s summary judgment in favor of Nada’s client, a national prescription benefit management company
  • Maxim Mktg. Corp. v. Trader Joe’s Co., case no. B258308, 2015 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4095 (Cal. Ct. App. June 12, 2015): The California Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Nada’s client in upholding the trial court’s refusal to compel arbitration in action concerning breach of contract and unfair business practice claims in the food industry

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) Leadership Council (2015-2018): Members of LACI’s Leadership Council are carefully selected by invitation only, representing the most committed and capable leaders in cleantech from academia, government and industry in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. Together, they steer the strategy and make the connections that strengthen and grow the Los Angeles cleantech innovation ecosystem