Ali Abtahi is the founder and managing attorney of Abtahi Law Group. His practice focuses on legal and strategic advice to companies and investors in the innovative intersection of health and technology.
Ali Abtahi’s educational and work experience is at the cross section of law and public health. Prior to his career in law, Ali obtained a Master of Science in epidemiology degree from Harvard School of Public Health. He is keenly interested in utilizing his education and work experience to pursue causes that improve public health and the lives of others.
Ali’s practice focuses on providing strategic counsel to emerging companies, nonprofits, startups, and venture capital investors in the innovative intersection health and technology. He advises companies that have developed transformative technologies related to the early detection of cancer and heart disease, personalized cancer treatments, fertility treatment, and maternal and child health.
Ali also has significant experience in impact litigation involving consumer, product safety, and public health matters. He has prosecuted class actions and representative cases involving consumer, health and safety, and unfair competitions laws.
- Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (Certificate of Completion)
- University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2001)
- Harvard School of Public Health (M.S., Epidemiology, 1999)
- University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S., Political Science and Molecular Biology, 1996)
- Legal Research Attorney, San Francisco Superior Court, Law and Motion Department (2002-2004), Hon. A James Robertson II, Hon. Ronald E. Quidachay
- “Lack of Evidence for a Role of HTLV-I in the Occurrence of Subclinical HAM/TSP in the Miyazaki Cohort Study,” Journal of AIDS (May 1, 2000. 24(1): 86-87)
- “Consumer Law: Advances and Setbacks,” Advancing the Consumer Interest” (Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 2000)
- “The Effect of Population Safety Belt Usage Rates on the Number of Motor Vehicle-Related Fatalities,” Accident Analysis & Prevention (Vol. 34 2002)
- “Preying on the Elderly: How Predatory Lenders Have Robbed Elderly Californians of Millions of Dollars,” Forum (January/February 2006. 20-23)
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Central District of California
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin