Aaron Shechet, Esq. | Attorney & Arbitrator

Aaron Shechet represents clients in high-stakes lawsuits and complex business transactions.  Mr. Shechet represents parties at the trial and appellate levels.  His past cases include complex real estate and intellectual property litigation, numerous Quiet Title cases,  opposing and defending trademarks in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and assisting with a white-collar criminal defense case involving complex and nuanced real estate issues (resulting in a complete dismissal of all charges).

In late 2010, he was retained to provide an Expert Opinion in Phil Spector’s lawsuit against Robert Shapiro.

Along with Leigh Chandler, he is Amicus Curiae before the California Supreme Court in In re Stephen Glass, on admission (S196374).

Mr. Shechet has taught for the Pepperdine University, Geoffrey H. Palmer Center Micro-enterprise Program, and has also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Aaron Shechet earned a Bachelor’s with Honors in Economics from UC Santa Barbara before earning his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law with a Certificate from the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law, of which he served as an Executive Board Member.

While earning his law degree, Mr. Shechet served as Vice-President and then President of Pepperdine’s Federalist Society and co-founded the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law — only the fourth scholarly journal in the history of the Pepperdine School of Law.  Mr. Shechet worked for a large publicly traded company in both the Legal and Human Resources Departments, drafting numerous internal forms and established policies, rules, and processes.

DISTINCTIONS

  • Selected to the 2015 and 2016 California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars lists (no more than two and a half percent of lawyers in a State receive this honor every year).  Selection process described at: http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html
  • Expert Witness on the topic of “True Retainers” in Phil Spector v. Robert Shapiro
  • Admitted to Practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice in Washington D.C.
  • Admitted to Practice in Washington State
  • Admitted to Practice before the State Courts of California
  • Admitted to Practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Practice before the Federal Central District of California
  • Geoffrey H. Palmer Center Certificate in Entrepreneurship and the Law
  • Amicus Curiae before the California Supreme Court in In re Stephen Glass, on admission (S196374)
  • Has served as an Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Completed 25-hour training in Basic Mediation
  • Completed 6-hour training in Advanced Disability Mediation
  • Completed over 70 hours of Applied Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
  • Member — Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Member — National Society of Collegiate Scholars