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Vafai, Sohayl

Sohayl Vafai

Associate

sohaylvafai@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 415 875 6600
San Francisco
Tel: +1 415 875 6600 Fax: +1 415 875 6700

Sohayl Vafai is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office.  Before joining the firm, Sohayl clerked for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Honorable Claudia A. Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and the Honorable Hilda G. Tagle of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  Sohayl also externed for the Honorable Jacqueline S. Corley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and served as a paralegal specialist and, later, extern in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of the Chief Counsel.

Sohayl received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  He was a notes editor of the California Law Review and has published articles on legal topics in journals such as the peer-reviewed Law, Culture and the Humanities.  He is a board member of the Iranian American Bar Association’s Northern California chapter. 

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
    (J.D., 2017)
    • California Law Review:
      • Notes Editor
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    (B.A., summa cum laude, 2012)
    • The Paper Shell Review:
      • Founding Editor-in-Chief
  • The State Bar of California
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable James E. Graves, Jr.:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2019–2020
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Claudia A. Wilken:
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California, 2018–2019
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Hilda G. Tagle:
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2017–2018