Kamran Salour is an experienced litigator who has represented and defended companies and individuals in business disputes often involving breach of contract, fraud, defamation, and unfair competition claims. He works closely with his clients to understand their objectives and tailors his litigation strategy around those objectives. His experience, therefore, encompasses the litigation spectrum: from dispute resolution before the onset of litigation through enforcing judgments after trial.
Kamran’s experience extends to cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection matters. He is a certified information privacy professional for the U.S. Sector (CIPP/US). He advises companies on cybersecurity compliance and defends them against claims of violating various privacy statutes, such as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Kamran is also a recognized expert in and frequent commentator on biometric privacy law. He counsels clients on compliance with US and international regulations relating to cybersecurity and data privacy, including compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the forthcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Kamran tackles privacy and cybersecurity issues with a litigator’s mentality.
Kamran has a proven track record of obtaining favorable results for his clients, including:
- Defeating at trial, a $10 million breach of contract claim against a leading video game developer and publisher;
- Obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council preventing the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from issuing the PERSIANGULF generic top-level domain name;
- Dismissing, at the pleading stage, unfair competition claims against an energy drink manufacturer;
- Successfully defending an Orange County commercial broker and his company against defamation and unfair competition claims from a competing commercial brokerage company;
- Successfully defending a prominent physician against claims of fraud and perjury that threatened to bankrupt his medical practice; and
- Obtaining a very favorable settlement on behalf of a printing company and its officers in a breach of contract and fraud action stemming from a contemplated, but never consummated merger with a competing printing company.
Kamran is admitted to practice in California and in the United States District Courts of California. He earned his B.S. in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2001. He earned his J.D. with honors from Emory University School of Law in 2006, where he received the Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart Best Oralist Award and the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property. Kamran was a member of the National Moot Court Team and a participant in the TIGER program, a law/business cross-disciplinary technology commercialization program.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Complex Commercial Litigation Disputes
- Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection
- Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
- J.D. – 2006
- Honors: With Honors
- Honors: Recipient of the Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart Best Oralist Award
- Honors: Recipient of the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property
- Honors: Member, National Moot Court Team
- University of California, Los Angeles, California
- B.S. – 2001
- Major: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
- Author: “Recent Deanonymization Study Creates Further Uncertainty on CCPA Compliance” JD Supra, July 26, 2019.
- Author: “Oakland Becomes Latest City to Preemptively Ban Facial Recognition Software” JD Supra, July 19, 2019.
- Author: “Hey Alexa, Are You Capturing My Biometric Information Without My Consent?” JD Supra, July 10, 2019.
- Author: “The New York Privacy Act: If I Can Make It Here…,” JD Supra, June 25, 2019.
- Author: “4 Rights and 2 Wrongs with Maine’s New Internet Privacy Law,” JD Supra, June 18, 2019.
- Author: “Three Shortcomings of Nevada’s Newly Amended Privacy Law,” JD Supra, June 11, 2019.
- Author: “How a 2008 Illinois Statute Is Shaping US Privacy Law,” JD Supra, June 4, 2019.
- Author: “3 Takeaways from San Francisco’s Facial Recognition Software Ban,” JD Supra, May 28, 2019.
- Author: “Illinois high court answers highly litigated biometric law question,” Daily Journal, January 30, 2019.
- Author: “Google awarded summary judgment in biometric suit,” Daily Journal, January 23, 2019.
- Author: “Will consumers choose privacy over convenience under new privacy law?” Daily Journal, October 12, 2018.
- Author: “What Constitutes Biometric Information,” Orange County Business Journal, June 25, 2018.
- Author: “Facebook ruling could encourage more biometric-privacy actions,” Daily Journal, March 1, 2018.
- Author: “Balancing biometric privacy and consumer litigation,” Daily Journal, January 24, 2018.
- Author: “Lots, and lots, and lots of pictures…and faceprints,” Daily Journal, August 28, 2017.
- Co-Author: “Biometric Privacy Litigation: Is Unique Personally Identifying Information Obtained from a Photograph Biometric Information,” The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, December 2016.
- Co-Author: “Unique Biometric Data Creates Unique Privacy Concerns,” New York Law Journal, February 22, 2016.
- Co-Author: “Putative Measure of Peripheral and Brainstem Frequency-following in Humans,” Neuroscience Letters 292 (2) (2000) pp. 123-12.
- Panelist: “Consumer Privacy-Survival in the Electronic Marketplace,” IG3 Mid-Atlantic Conference, June 26, 2019.
- Speaker: “What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?” OC Legal Tech Conference, May 4, 2019.
- Panelist: “Careers in Intellectual Property Law,” Thomas Jefferson School of Law, February 9, 2019.
- Moderator: “Biometrics and the Evolving Legal Landscape,” 2018 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Retreat, December 3, 2018.
- Panelist: “The Lawyer’s Role in Cyber-Security & Data Privacy,” Public Interest Law Foundation, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, September 7, 2018.
- Presenter: “The California Consumer Privacy Act: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” ProLawCLE, August 17, 2018.
- Presenter: “The 3 Ps to Deposition Preparation,” ProLawCLE, June 20, 2018.
- Panelist: “GDPR Compliance And Breach Response Communication,” 2018 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Retreat, April 30, 2018.
- Presenter: “Practical Guide in Biometrics Litigation: A 2017 Perspective on the Best Practices,” Webcast, The Knowledge Group, LLC, April 6, 2017.
- Presenter: “The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau: Its Effect on Consumer Finance Litigation, Financial Literacy, and Its Future,” Akin Gump Seminar, November 19, 2016.
- Presenter: “The Evolving Judicial and Regulatory Landscape of Biometrics Litigation,” Webcast, The Knowledge Group, LLC, October 13, 2016.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals)
- Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Recognized by Super Lawyers as Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Orange County Bar Association, Entertainment, Sports & Marketing Section
- International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County