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Blakeley S. Oranburg

Blakeley Oranburg focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She handles virtually every phase of litigation, including research, drafting and argument of substantive and procedural motions, discovery, and preparing for and conducting trial.

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • Represented one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies in defending allegations that its predecessors owed a duty of care to Iranian refinery workers from 1954 to 1973 by virtue of their participation in the Iranian oil consortium. Managed day-to-day activities including discovery, preparing substantive pre-trial and trial motions, and preparing case and trial strategy. Obtained monetary and issue sanctions against the plaintiff and his counsel for discovery violations and the application of Iranian law to bar the plaintiff’s claims for punitive damages, strict liability, and joint and several liability. Ultimately, the Los Angeles Superior Court granted petrochemical company’s motion for summary judgment, confirming that petrochemical company did not owe a duty of care to Iranian refinery workers.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Oranburg prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP

  • Summer Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2013
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Susan Webber Wright, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 2019-Present
  • Junior League of Los Angeles, 2019-Present
  • California State Bar, Litigation Section, 2016-Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, 2016-Present
  • RISE, 2016-Present
  • Louisiana Bar Association, 2014-Present
  • American Bar Association, 2014-Present

Credentials

Educación
  • J.D., University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2014
    • Submissions Editor, Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice
  • B.A., cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 2011
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • California
  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana