Niki is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer 3L+ Law Prep. Niki is also a Skills Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law where she created and has been co-teaching a course titled The Junior Attorney: Expectations, Responsibilities and Realities since Fall 2011.
Niki has been recognized as one of the top “40 under 40″ professionals by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. A litigator for six years at the global firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale), Niki focused her practice on intellectual property litigation, high stakes commercial disputes, and trade sanctions compliance and licensing. She represented clients throughout the United States during all phases of litigation, including trial. As the recipient of the Pickering Fellowship, Niki also spent six months at the San Francisco-based civil rights organization, the Asian Law Caucus, where she concentrated her work on post 9/11 civil rights issues and published a legal guide on the effects of U.S. economic sanctions on U.S. citizens and corporations. Prior to WilmerHale, Niki also worked and summered at the international law firms of Kirkland & Ellis and Quinn Emanuel.
Niki currently serves on the national advisory board of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), and is the former president of the Northern California Chapter, which she founded in 2006 and grew to one of the largest and most active chapters of the organization. In her different roles – professor, attorney, and board member – Niki has mentored many new attorneys, law students, and college students on a variety of issues, including career planning, excelling in the workplace, networking, conflict resolution, client relations and business development. She has always had a keen interest in diversity and associate satisfaction issues, and has served on organizational committees addressing both matters.
Niki received her law degree from Berkeley Law (2006), and holds an undergraduate degree in Biology, summa cum laude, from Texas Southern University. Prior to her legal career, she was a research assistant at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center. Niki was born in Tehran, Iran and spent her teenage years in London and Vienna. She immigrated to the United States for college and calls the Bay Area home.
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Cody Fierro, currently a rising 2L at UC Hastings College of the Law, graduated from the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. At UC Hastings, he is in the top 10% of his class, a member of the UC Hastings Honor Society and received a CALI/Witkin award for his academic performance in Legal Writing and Research. In his first year at UC Hastings, Cody held a leadership position with the Hastings Trial Law Association. Additionally, he is involved in the Finance & Real Estate Club and the Startup Law Connection at UC Hastings. Cody spent most of his life in Arizona, but moved to California to experience San Francisco’s booming entrepreneurial movement.
Khyati Dalal is a rising 2L at University of San Francisco, School of Law. She is in the top 5% of her class, in the McAuliffe Honor Society, and received a CALI Award for excellence in the course for Contracts and Torts in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, respectively. Khyati will be participating in USF’s Advocate of the Year Competition in Fall 2015 and helping incoming 1L’s with their Moot Court presentations as Case Counsel. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2014 summa cum laude with a double major in Comparative Literature and Philosophy and double minor in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies. Khyati was born in Mumbai, India, and moved to California at the age of six. She has known she wanted to be an attorney since she took a Business Law class in high school. Khyati is fluent in speaking Gujarati, understanding Hindi, and has basic proficiency in French.
3L+ Student Ambassadors
Hi! My name is Dinero Asvestas and I am the 3L+ Ambassador for UC Hastings College of the Law. I moved to San Francisco from Austin, Texas for school and am beginning my 2L year this fall. I look forward to passing on the unique and incredible tools that 3L+ has to offer. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact email@example.com
Howdy! My name is Drew Neumann and I am the 3L+ Ambassador for South Texas College of Law. I look forward to helping you develop the skills necessary to succeed as an attorney after law school. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you might have if you see me anywhere on campus. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, my name is Natasha Egharevba and I represent 3L + Law Prep at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. I am a rising 3L at Thurgood Marshall, but I am invested in your success both during and after graduating from law school. 3L+ Law Prep will definitely get you there. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!