Abe Tabaie’s practice focuses on large-scale commercial business litigation, often involving technology and startup companies, white collar criminal defense and contract disputes.


Mr. Tabaie practices at the federal and state level, as well as in private arbitration. He also has represented clients in intellectual property and false advertising disputes, and in appellate matters. His clients include companies in the technology, real estate, manufacturing and financial services industries.

Mr. Tabaie’s experience includes the following representative matters:

  • 3Taps Inc. in a lawsuit brought against Craigslist, Inc. alleging anti-competitive business practices to maintain a monopoly in the online classified ads market and separately in the defense of claims brought by Craigslist alleging copyright and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations;
  • Criteo S.A. in a lawsuit brought against SteelHouse Inc. alleging false advertising, fraud and intentional interference claims;
  • Intuitive Surgical Inc. in a rescission and breach-of-contract action involving Intuitive’s insurance providers;
  • Atomico Ventures in litigation brought against individuals and entities that stole valuable information and trade secrets from the company;
  • UBS Real Estate Securities, Inc. in a federal trial involving an alleged $2 billion residential mortgage-backed securities breach-of-contract claim;
  • AIMCO in litigation brought by limited partners alleging breaches of fiduciary duty based on a number of mergers;
  • a client in arbitration proceedings regarding allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and the dissolution of various partnerships;
  • a client in a criminal investigation brought by a federal and state taskforce investigating public corruption;
  • two prisoners alleging Section 1983 claims before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on a pro bono basis, obtaining partial reversals on behalf of both; and
  • two deaf patients alleging discrimination on the basis of their disability, on a pro bono basis.



  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2008 (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2005 (summa cum laude)


  • California


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Barry G. Silverman, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Law Clerk, Hon. George H. King, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Abraham A. Tabaie