Dalar Abolian joined Reed Smith in 2017 and is a litigator in the financial industry group. She services clients in multiple financial industry sectors, including banks, lenders, creditors, loan servicers, and other consumer finance and retail companies. Dalar represents financial institutions in complex commercial disputes and consumer actions from purported common law and statutory claims.
Dalar’s practice ranges from individual to class action defense in both state and federal courts throughout the state of California. She manages lawsuits in the pleadings stage, drafts and argues all types of dispositive motions, and handles all stages of discovery.
Her participation in class action matters focuses on class decertification and arbitration clause enforcement. Her strengths include researching and interpreting applicable laws, regulations, and other guidelines governing the financial industry to assess and implement successful litigation strategies.
Aside from conventional litigation, Dalar is also adept at representing clients in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including mediations, arbitrations, and informal settlement negotiations.
Primarily raised in Los Angeles, Dalar was born in Iran, moved to the United States at the age of seven, and is of Armenian descent. While completing her undergraduate degree magna cum laude at the University of California, Irvine, she spent a semester interning for CNN in Washington, D.C. and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
She earned her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where she was a member of the Armenian Law Students Association and the International Law Society. Dalar is now a member of the Armenian Bar Association and fights for international human rights through her pro bono work at Reed Smith.
- University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2015, J.D.
- University of California, Irvine, 2012, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude
Professional Admissions & Qualifications : California
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Central District of California
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
Professional Affiliations : Armenian Bar Association
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