Hozaifa Cassubhai represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of civil and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and governmental and other investigations. His work has covered the areas of complex contract / business torts, securities, employment, antitrust, corporate governance, and shareholder / partnership disputes. Representative cases include:
Representation of investors pursuing remedies under the Washington State Securities Act against professionals who aided and abetted a client’s massive securities fraud.
Prosecution of defamation action on behalf of casino owner and thoroughbred horse owner in Nevada state court.
Prosecution of derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duties, corporate waste and oppression against homeowner’s association
Representation of an interested third party in a proposed merger under investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Representation of financial restructuring firm and managing member in separate disputes concerning partnership compensation and fees for services rendered.
Defense of wireless carrier in class action involving allegations of breach of contract and consumer protection violations.
Defense of bank officers in class action involving allegations of federal securities violations.
Defense of engineering and construction firm in qui tam action under the Federal False Claims Act.
Hozaifa also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has successfully represented asylum candidates in Immigration Court and has counseled various non-profits, including providing amicus representation in education funding case before the Washington State Supreme Court.
Before joining Yarmuth Wilsdon, Hozaifa practiced at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and clerked for the Honorable Benjamin H. Settle, United States District Court, Western District of Washington.
Prior to law school, Hozaifa worked as an associate producer at Courtroom Television (Court TV) in New York City and then as a paralegal at a civil rights firm in Washington DC. In law school, Hozaifa was named the Class of 2007 Faculty Scholar, selected as the Graduation Student Speaker and elected to the National Order of the Barristers.
Hozaifa has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Washington Super Lawyers Magazine. He is the current President of the Board of Directors of Inter*m CDA and the former President of the Board of Directors of International District Housing Alliance. He is a member of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington and serves on the Law Alumni Board of the Seattle University School of Law. Hozaifa is also a graduate of the Washington Leadership Institute Fellowship, Class of 2013.