Raza Rasheed represents clients in a wide range of complex civil matters in state and federal courts and private arbitrations, with a particular focus on shareholder derivative suits, securities class actions and trade secret misappropriation actions. Among others, he has represented:

  • Baidu, Inc. and two of its senior officers in securing the dismissal of a federal securities class action alleging that the company had misrepresented its ability to comply with Chinese internet content regulations in a series of 12 public statements spanning more than a year. This case was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Verdicts of 2021 in California;
  • a major shared workspace company in securing a stay of a pair of shareholder derivative lawsuits against the company’s directors, officers and investors;
  • a clinical trials company in obtaining a stay of a derivative lawsuit brought by the company’s founders, followed by a favorable settlement;
  • a leading health insurance company in obtaining dismissal with prejudice of derivative claims brought against the company’s senior leadership team;
  • a major Chinese e-commerce operator in defending against federal securities claims brought in California state court;
  • the CEO of a Fortune 500 company in litigation brought by a former business associate;
  • a major roofing materials manufacturer in trade secret litigation brought by a competitor;
  • foreign investors in a California-based cannabis growing business in obtaining a favorable settlement of employment litigation with the business’s former CEO; and
  • a cryptocurrency developer in obtaining a favorable settlement of a securities arbitration brought by an investor.



  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2015
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2012


  • California


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, (2017-18)
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Eric L. Clay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2016-17)

Raza Rasheed