Deena Dulgerian is a versatile and trusted lawyer in Orrick’s Los Angeles office.
Deena works on matters for a diverse range of clients, from international tech and utility construction companies, and pharmaceutical companies to the National Collegiate Athletic Association. From day one, she was an integral member of the winning trial team for the first collegiate football concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy case to reach a jury trial for the NCAA, as well as managing the discovery process for several other of the NCAA’s football concussion cases. She is also active in multi-language international arbitration matters, working with clients and experts across the globe.
Recently, Deena has represented a number of technology companies, working on matters involving cryptocurrency investments and international service issues, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and other copyright and data access issues, and disputes related to disgruntled employees and stock options.
Deena has consistently maintained an active pro bono case load, having secured asylum for six individuals in the last three years. She currently represents an inmate through the the United States District Court for the Central District of California’s Pro Bono Civil Rights Panel and represented a tenant in an eviction action alongside Public Counsel.
Deena is a respected leader at Orrick. Since joining the firm, she has served as Co-Chair of the Middle Eastern and North African affinity group, is Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Office’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and was a featured speaker for Kōrero, Orrick’s Women’s Initiative’s monthly firmwide community conversations. In 2022, Deena received the firm’s Community Responsibility Award for her humanitarian work with the Armenian Bar Association in connection with the war by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabagh.
Deena is an active member of the Armenian community, serving as Co-Vice Chair of the Armenian Woman’s Bar Association. While in law school, Deena was the Co-Founder and President of the Armenian Law Students Association. She was also a member of Georgetown’s Barrister’s Council’s Alternate Dispute Resolution division, winning Georgetown’s Bellamy Negotiation Competition and securing an honorable mention for Georgetown’s brief at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, a student attorney with Georgetown's Juvenile Justice Clinic, the Executive Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, and wrote for the Georgetown Law Technology Review.